Western North Carolina is a health-conscious place, but one that hasn’t always been welcoming for the LGBTQ community. And without health and wellness opportunities that provide care, while also affirming sexuality and gender identity, some LGBTQ folks may not share essential information with their providers or avoid health care settings entirely. Numerous local organizations and […]
“Support your local needle-exchange program any way you are able, and tell your state senators and representatives to get real about a scientifically proven method to reduce the spread of blood-borne pathogens by writing a better bill!”
The 48,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt not only represent well-known AIDS victims Ryan White and Freddie Mercury, but also others who touched lives around them — fathers, uncles, husbands and wives. For the seventh time, part of the quilt has traveled to Asheville to allow those touched by the disease to mourn, and […]
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project will display the AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. as part of a weeklong tribute to the more than 94,000 individuals who lost their lives to AIDS. Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Thanksgiving Day. Admission is free.
Today may be National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, but a local agency says HIV education and testing in the African-American community remains a priority throughout the whole year. (Photo from HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk in November 2011 by Megan Dombroski)
It’s that time again: Thursday, April 26 is Dining Out for Life. Throughout the day, more than 100 area restaurants will donate 20 percent of their gross sales to WNCAP, a public-health nonprofit that provides free HIV-related services in 18 WNC counties. (Photo courtesy of Dining Out for Life)
Visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt at Pack Place and attend a candlelight vigil to commemorate this world-wide observance.
In the 30 years since AIDS was first reported in the United States, great strides have been made in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease — but it's still here. With that in mind, on Nov. 5, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project held its annual Awareness Walk in downtown Asheville. Volunteers, local […]
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project held the annual AIDS awareness walk Saturday to remind people of the three ways HIV is spread: “sex, blood, and ignorance.”
Remember AIDS? Though supplanted in the public eye by the latest disease du jour, there was a time in the ‘80s and ‘90s when you couldn’t turn around without seeing or hearing something about AIDS—which first targeted gay men yet quickly went global. Besides sparking the fear and loathing of whole classes of people, the […]