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WNCAP Receives Funding to Advance WNC Harm Reduction Alliance

On September 19, 2018, WNCAP was awarded a $200,000 grant to combat the opioid crisis in the 7 far western counties of North Carolina.

WNCAP Speaks On Jones Street

On June 12th, a delegation of WNCAP staff and volunteers traveled to Raleigh to fight for people living with HIV throughout North Carolina.

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WNCAP Receives Funding to Advance WNC Harm Reduction Alliance

On September 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a $200,000 grant to Western NC AIDS Project (WNCAP) to combat the opioid crisis in the 7 far western counties of North Carolina: Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and the Qualla Boundary. A total…

WNCAP Syringe Exchange featured in Mountain Xpress

The Needle Exchange Program of Asheville (NEPA), by WNCAP, is featured prominently in the latest edition of the popular free Asheville weekly, Mountain Xpress (August 8-14, 2018). Over the course of a four-page feature article titled “Less Harm Done”, author David Floyd takes a deep dive into several local harm reduction programs, including NEPA and The…

Michael Harney Reports from International AIDS Conference

Michael “The Rubberman” Harney (so called for his practice of handing out condoms in Asheville) is WNCAP’s global ambassador. Most recently, Michael attended the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Below are excerpt from his two post-Conference reports. Read the complete versions here, originally published on GayAshevilleNC.com. July 25, 2018: Amsterdam, a city of 900,000 inhabitants, is again host to the…

WNC At Risk of Hepatitis A Outbreak, Says BCHHS

  Dr. Jennifer Mullendore is the Medical Director at the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services. Below is a copy of her recent written remarks to public health professionals in the WNC area. For more information about Hepatitis A, contact BCHHS at (828) 250-6308 or WNCAP at (828) 252-7489. Hepatitis A outbreaks, involving person-to-person transmission,…


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