ACON (formerly known as The AIDS Council of NSW) is a non-government organisation based in the gay and lesbian communities. We provide advocacy, care and support services to members of those communities including Indigenous people, transgender people, injecting drug users, sex workers and all people living with HIV/AIDS. We work for:"The right of all HIV positive men and women to claim the best quality of life that is individually attainable and to have their strengths, their achievements and their needs recognised."The sexual health and rights of every member of our communities to be recognised."The lesbian and gay community to understand and take responsibility for its mental and physical health."A society which respects the basic link between health and justice.