Two local agencies, the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville and The Steady Collective, provide clean needles and other supplies to help reduce the negative health effects of habitual drug use in Western North Carolina. Now Buncombe County is considering starting a program of its own to combat an increase in diseases transmitted by reusing and sharing needles.
Before taking the stage at a local middle school to talk about HIV/AIDS prevention, Michael Harney overheard one pre-teen boy offer a preview to another. “He’s going to pray to the vagina,” one boy said. Apparently, word gets around, says Harney. “I fall on my knees and offer thanks for vaginas because none of us […]
The third annual LGBT in the South Conference, held March 18-20, tackled a variety of health issues, including HIV, conversion therapy, and transgender health care.
Due to federal budget cuts and a consistent demand for its services, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project will have a full plate this year, according to its executive director, Jeff Bachar. And Bachar wants to see community members with full plates of their own during this year's Dining Out for Life fundraiser on Thursday, […]