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What The Rubberman Wrote – International AIDS Conference 2018

Michael Harney co-founded the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville (circa 1994) and serves as a Prevention Educator and street outreach worker for WNCAP.  He may be reached at wncap@wncap.org or 828-252-7489 ext. 311.             The 22nd International AIDS Conference is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23-27, 2018….

Kenilworth Presbyterian Awards WNCAP $5,000 Grant

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church has generously awarded WNCAP with a $5,000 grant to support our partnership with Loving Food Resources (LFR) in distributing nutritious food throughout Western North Carolina. They also awarded a grant directly to LFR. Last year, WNCAP donated over 25 tons of food and personal care items to our homebound clients. Volunteers and staff…

Thank You For Making Raise Your Hand 2017 A Huge Success!

On Saturday, September 23, hundreds of artists, activists, and volunteers gathered at The Asheville Event Centre to fundraise and friendraise for a worthy cause. The Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala is one of the biggest nights of the year for both WNCAP and Western North Carolina, and this year was no exception. The night was…

Dining Out For Life 2018 is on Thursday, April 26

Mark your calendars! The 16th annual Dining Out For Life® is on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Dining Out For Life® is a region-wide day of fundraising for HIV/AIDS when many of the finest restaurants in WNC agree to donate 20% of their gross sales to WNCAP. You can do your part by simply dining out for breakfast,…

New Film About AIDS Epidemic Sweeps Asheville

A new film about the AIDS epidemic is now playing for a limited time at the Grail Moviehouse in Asheville. The film – BPM (Beats Per Minute) – was a sensation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, winning the coveted Grand Prix prize. It is now playing for a limited time at the Grail Moviehouse in downtown Asheville. WNCAP…

Dr. Mathilde Krim, Pioneering HIV/AIDS Physician, Passes Away

Dr. Mathilde Krim, a pioneer in HIV medical research and the founding chairwoman of amFAR, passed away on January 15th. She was 91. Dr. Krim was instrumental in helping to de-stigmatize people living with HIV/AIDS during the worst days of the epidemic. Krim grew up in Switzerland during the second World War and said she…

WNCAP to Participate in Asheville Junior League Expo

WNCAP will be one of over 50 non profit organizations represented at the Junior League of Asheville’s Volunteer Expo on Saturday, February 3rd. The Volunteer Expo will take place at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center from 10am-4pm. Modeled after a job fair, the Volunteer Expo is an opportunity for residents of Western North Carolina to learn about local nonprofits, their…

WNCAP Begins Affordable PrEP Distribution

Starting on January 1st of this year, WNCAP began distributing PrEP to eligible individuals. PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily pill used for HIV prevention by HIV-negative individuals who are at high risk for exposure. Taking PrEP daily can reduce the risk of HIV infection from sexual contact by more than 90%, and HIV infection from injecting drugs…

WNCAP Awarded Highly Competitive Grant

WNCAP has been awarded a $62,000 grant for the purpose of HIV prevention, PrEP distribution, and advocacy. The grant is part of the AIDS United Southern HIV Impact Fund, organized by the group Funders Concerned About AIDS, to specifically address the HIV epidemic in the southeastern United States. The Southern HIV Impact Fund is generously supported by…