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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…

WNCAP Celebrates World AIDS Day

 World AIDS Day was on December 1st, and this year WNCAP celebrated with a complimentary Community Breakfast Celebration featuring speakers, socializing, and of course. breakfast. The event was a smashing success, with WNCAP staff, community partners, and longtime WNCAP allies in attendance to mourn those we’ve lost, celebrate how far we’ve come, and advocate for…

WNCAP Presents the AIDS Memorial Quilt Nov. 20-25

WNCAP Presents the AIDS Memorial Quilt: Loss, Life & Love November 20th – November 25th Asheville Renaissance Hotel  Quilt exhibit open daily during the week, 10:00 am- 7:00 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day) Please contact WNCAP Special Events Coordinator Randy Rodriguez to request a special tour our educational session: 828.252.7489 ext. 313 or randy@wncap.org What is the AIDS…

Power of Zero

We have the tools to end new cases of HIV in Western North Carolina. The first step is to start a conversation about what HIV is and what prevention measures can be taken to protect yourself and your partners. The second step is to widen access to prevention tools like condoms, PrEP, and needle exchange…

Get Tested on World AIDS Day, Get $5.00!

World AIDS Day is December 1st, and this year WNCAP is putting our money where our mouth is. As an incentive for the whole community to get tested for HIV, WNCAP is partnering with Target and Wal Mart to offer every person who gets an HIV test a $5.00 gift card to one of those…

Election Day 2017 is Tuesday, Nov 7

Today’s the day! The Asheville municipal elections for mayor and city council are today, Tuesday, November 7th. Local politics is incredibly important in shaping community issues, from infrastructure and public transit to education and policing. For many of our WNCAP clients, who rely on public services to stay housed and healthy, local elections are paramount….

The Merry & Bright #RainbowTree Travels to O.Henry’s!

From Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, the Merry & Bright #RainbowTree will be at O.Henry’s of Asheville gay bar. The tree will be hung with little angel placards that ask donors to commit to give a certain amount towards buying presents for children of WNCAP clients this year. Many of our clients are…

Please Give to the NEPA Campaign

  The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across the country, and Western North Carolina is no exception. In fact, the overdose rate in Buncombe County nearly tripled in the first 8 months of 2017, compared to the entirety of 2016. There are 68 opioid pills prescribed per person per year in Buncombe County. In addition…