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.
“In the world of HIV treatment, we have a saying: ‘Housing is health care.’ What it means is that it is very difficult to link people living with HIV/AIDS to health care if they do not have stable housing.”
A City Council candidate forum called into question how progressive Asheville really is when it comes to rights and protections for those in the LGBTQ community. All six candidates said they are in favor of the city of Asheville implementing a nondiscrimination ordinance, which is specifically disallowed under House Bill 142.
Reel Rock Film Tour stops at Diana Wortham Theatre, the Grail hosts a voting rights film and panel discussion and Frank Thompson’s monthlong horror seminar concludes.
A benefit concert by pianist David Troy Francis and vocalist Carol Duermit stands to earn $40,000 for the Western North Carolina AIDS Project in one evening. Asheville Country Club hosts the early show on Saturday, Jan. 31.
From the Western North Carolina Aids Project Dining Out for Life®, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns to Western North Carolina April 24, with participating restaurants in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell and Transylvania Counties donating 20% of sales to support Western North Carolina AIDS Project. Dining Out For Life® volunteers, called Ambassadors, attend […]
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.
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 […]