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“Indiana Outbreak: Not a Repeat Mistake in My Backyard”

by Michael Harney There is no more time to wait or waste, as North Carolina residents at risk of acquiring HIV and viral hepatitis are no closer to having reliable, de-stigmatized access to one of the most cost-effective, public health proven method of preventing these unnecessary infections, namely, needle and syringe exchange programs. One such…


WNCAP Struggles to House Clients

Much has been written recently about the housing crisis in Asheville and the surrounding area. The situation appears to be worsening despite vigilant efforts by city officials and area government and nonprofit organizations: In 2015, Buncombe County experienced its first increase in the population of chronically homeless individuals since 2007. As recently as January of…

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Citizen-Times recognizes WNCAP Signature Piece Winners

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project has selected Cindy Walton, a River Arts District painter, as its 2015 Raise Your Hand Signature Piece artist. “In Flight,” the winning composition, is a 36-inch by 36-inch oil and cold wax abstract painting in vivid oranges and blues. WNCAP will auction the painting, along with other award winners…