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HIV/AIDS is still a health crisis, especially in the South. Although HIV doesn’t attract the same media coverage it once did, 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV. Over 30,000 of those people live in North Carolina; around 1 in 7 don’t know they have it.
Since 1986, WNCAP – the Western North Carolina AIDS Project – has provided HIV Prevention and Care services to 18 counties in WNC. From the devastating early days of the AIDS epidemic to the present day, WNCAP is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV and hepatitis C, as well as helping people living with HIV survive and thrive. This year alone, WNCAP has:
- Driven 147,996 miles so that our clients could access life-saving medical care
- Provided $69,352 in emergency rental and utility assistance for our clients
- Provided $115,259 in financial assistance to cover medication expenses
- Delivered 34 tons of nutritious food to home-bound individuals
- Administered 3,073 tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and other STIs
- Disposed of 119,510 un-sterile syringes that may otherwise have ended up in our public spaces
- Distributed 164,334 free condoms at dozens of community sites
- Conducted 831 education sessions in schools, jails, and faith-based organizations
The 2019 Annual Report includes these and other data that showcase the impact of WNCAP’s efforts in our community.
You can access the full Annual Report here.