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Citizen-Times Guest columnist: No, the Zika virus is not the next HIV

Guest columnist: Amanda Stem, WNCAP Advocacy Supervisor CNN ran an opinion article with the headline: “Could Zika be the next HIV?” Media coverage on Zika cites HIV as a comparison. Both viruses have commonalities: suspected African origins, both can be transmitted sexually, and the Zika virus may impact the South where the Zika carrying Aedes…

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WNCAP Announces Honorary Chair

It is an extreme honor to announce the 2016 Honorary Chair, Harry Brown. Every now and then in life, someone comes along with the ability to share every unique gift that you could possibly need in that specific moment in time.  Harry Brown is that person.  He is that person for his friends, he is…

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Congratulations to the 2016 Signature Piece Winner

Asheville Citizen-Times, ASHEVILLE – The Western North Carolina AIDS Project has selected a piece by local artist Constance Williams as its 2016 Signature Piece for its annual fall fundraiser, the Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala. The winner was chosen in a juried competition. Pam Siekman, the auction chairperson, made the winner announcement Monday. Williams’ abstract piece, titled,…

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Advocates Educate the NC General Assembly at HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day 2016

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day 2016 was June 7, 2016 in Raleigh, NC. Raleigh, NC – Patients, healthcare providers, community leaders, and advocates gathered in Raleigh on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 for HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day 2016 to raise awareness and educate North Carolina legislators about policies that improve the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS….

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