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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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Safe Syringe Access

Safe access to syringes remains a huge barrier in HIV prevention in North Carolina. A survey conducted through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy sought to identify barriers to selling syringes to individuals without a prescription. The survey was sent to 5,598 members registered with the NC Board of Pharmacy with a total of 904…

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Third annual LGBT conference offers strong health component

Mountain Express Article by Leslie Boyd, March 29th As dozens of people gathered around tables in the gymnasium at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, Ivy Gibson-Hill reflected on why a pop-up clinic was created for the third annual LGBT in the South conference, held March 18-20. Last year, a young man who was having…

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