Tax Reform Bill Draws Opposition from AIDS Advocacy Groups

Since efforts to dismantle or repeal Obamacare imploded in September, the Republicans – who control the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives – have focused on tax reform. A wide variety of priorities and proposals have been distilled into two bills, one passed by the House a few weeks ago and one passed…

Long-Term HIV Survivors Lead the Way in Support

Last month, I had the chance to sit down with two WNCAP volunteers. What makes these women so special is the same reason you may have never heard of their work at WNCAP: both Katie and Julia are facilitators at our HIV/AIDS Support Group–which caters to newly diagnosed as well as long-term HIV/AIDS survivors–and both Katie…

Behind Every Dish is a Story at Dining Out For Life

All across the country yesterday, people dined out for life. In North Carolina, Arden, Asheville, Black Mountain, Brevard, Candler, Franklin, Hendersonville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Mars Hill, Sylva, and Waynesville were no different. Now in its 15th year, WNC Dining Out For Life has grown into one the biggest meals of the year with over 100…

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…