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 […]
“We have providers of this medication all over the state, especially here in Asheville, where you can contact WNCAP (Western NC AIDS Project).”
“Younger members of our communities are vulnerable when not provided enough knowledge to avoid getting this easily preventable viral infection and not to become a continuous cycle of new generations with HIV in decades to come.”
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)
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.”