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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…

WNCAP Seeking HR & Finance Manager

WNCAP is seeking a full-time Human Resources and Finance Manager Click here for more detailed information about the position. The position is open until filled. To apply, send a resume and cover letter outlining your unique qualifications for the position to: Iosvany Gispert, Associate Executive Director at igispert@wncap.org. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in…

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,…

Meet The 2018 Signature Piece Judges

There’s still time for artists to submit to the Signature Piece Competition! The Signature Piece of art is the cornerstone of WNCAP’s fall event, Be Our Guest featuring the 30th Anniversary Raise Your Hand Live Auction. One of the best reasons to submit an artwork – any medium, from painting to pottery to jewelry – is to get your…

DOFL Numbers Are In!

Dining Out For Life 2018 was a huge success. On April 26, over 100 restaurants in Western North Carolina donated 20% of their sales to WNCAP for HIV Prevention & Care. At the same time, hundreds of volunteer Ambassadors educated diners about HIV in our community and invited them to participate in a drawing for…

WNCAP Accepting Submissions for Signature Piece

Calling all artists! WNCAP is now accepting submissions for the Signature Piece Art Competition. The juried competition will select a first-place winning artwork which will serve as the cornerstone of Be Our Guest, WNCAP’s fall celebration featuring the 30th Anniversary Raise Your Hand Auction. All proceeds from Be Our Guest will directly benefit WNCAP in its mission to provide HIV…

WNCAP Speaks On Jones Street

On June 12th, 2018, a delegation of WNCAP staff and volunteers traveled to Raleigh to fight for people living with HIV throughout North Carolina. The annual event, called “HIV Speaks on Jones Street” is organized by the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN). Left to Right: WNCAP Advocates Jody Cross, Michael Poandl, and Jeffrey Long stand before the…

WNCAP Accepting Requests for AIDS Quilt Panels

The last week of November, WNCAP will bring selected panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Asheville. We prefer to choose panels that honor family and friends of people living here in WNC. If you would like to request the Quilt panel of a loved one, please reach out. Contact Randy at randy@wncap.org or call (828) 252-7489. Let’s work together…

WNCAP Offices Will Be Closed on July 4th

It’s that time of year again: fireworks, hamburgers, picnic blankets – Independence Day is right around the corner. All WNCAP offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in honor of Independence Day. If you need to speak with a Case Manager or any WNCAP employee, be sure to call, email, or stop by before or…