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Lessons learned at US Conference on AIDS

USCA 2015: A Lesson in Cultural Competency By Amanda Stem A group of WNCAP Staff, case managers and educators, had the generous opportunity to attend the United States Conference on HIV/AIDS in Washington D.C. for 5 days in September. My first day left me tired and overwhelmed. I was in this beautiful city among a…

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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…