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Primary Election Day is TODAY, May 8
 
Happy Primary Day! If you have not done so already, please be sure to take the time to go out and vote in the primary election. We have to do our part to ensure that we elect legislators who will advocate and work on behalf of people living with HIV. Find out where to vote by clicking here.
 
Who's on the ballot in WNC today? Check out this handy voting guide from Mountain Xpress.
 
Voter turnout in primary elections is typically very low, so every vote counts. We can't afford to elect politicians who won't look out for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS - and that's everybody! Be a good citizen of the world - cast your vote today.
 
Dine Out, Fight AIDS
Dining Out For Life 2018 Was A Huge Success!
 
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone who participated in Dining Out For Life 2018 - from the restauranteurs who generously gave 20% of their day's sales, to the servers and chefs who provided amazing food and beverages. Dining out at incredible restaurants AND giving back to the community? There isn't anything as "Asheville" as that.
 
Despite the chilly, rainy weather, tens of thousands of diners came out to restaurants from downtown Asheville to Mars Hill and Lake Lure. Whether it was a gourmet French meal, a slice of pizza, or a scoop of ice cream, every purchase helped. Thanks to the generosity of our Presenting Sponsor Prestige Subaru, every penny donated to WNCAP will go directly to HIV Prevention & Care in our community.
 
 
We won't know the grand total of what we raised for a few more months, but early indications are that this was an incredible year. Thanks so much to our wonderful volunteer Ambassadors who came out to pack their Participating Restaurant full of customers and solicit individual contributions to WNCAP. The DOFL Prize Raffle will be drawn soon - stay tuned to see if you won any of our three amazing prizes!
 
Dining Out For Life isn't just an opportunity for us to raise resources - it also helps spread awareness of HIV across our entire region. It is an important reminder that HIV still exists in our community, and we have to redouble our efforts to end new cases once and for all. However you helped us this year - by dining out, by volunteering or donating, or by giving us a shout out on social media - thank you for being part of the solution.
Now Hiring
WNCAP Is Hiring For A Medical Case Manager
 
Want a job where you can give back to the community? A position where you can work hard, feel good about what you're doing, and have a new and interesting experience every day? If so, you may just be perfect as WNCAP's new HIV Medical Case Manager. 
 
Medical Case Managers are full-time WNCAP employees who work on the frontlines of HIV Treatment & Care in Western North Carolina. They are responsible for connecting our clients with medical care and any other service that can improve their quality of life, from housing to substance abuse treatment to food and clothing.
 
Full details about the position and its minimum requirements can be found here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Iosvany Gispert at igispert@wncap.org and use "Case Manager" as the subject line.
 
WNCAP is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people with abilities in multiple languages, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply. 
Living Wage
WNCAP Officially Recognized as Living Wage Certified
 
WNCAP has been officially recognized as a Living Wage Certified employer by Just Economics, a member-driven, economic justice advocacy organization whose mission is to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina.
 
WNCAP is one of over 400 local organizations that have committed to providing a decent living wage to all of its employees. To see a list of all employers who are currently Living Wage Certified, click here.
 
 
Graduation Day
WNCAP Thanks Deitre Hunley for Completing Her Internship
 
AB-Tech Human Services student Deitra Hunley recently completed a 60-hour internship at WNCAP. Deitra learned about HIV prevention, community outreach, syringe exchange and client services during her time with us.
 
Deitra, shown above with WNCAP Case Manager James Plunkett, hopes to become a social worker after completing her studies. Congratulations, Deitre! Thank you for your hard work.
Giving Back to the Community
Volunteers Wanted for Food Delivery with WNCAP & Loving Food Resources
 
On the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, WNCAP, in partnership with Loving Food Resources, delivers boxes of nutritious food to homebound clients who have difficulty accessing adequate food. We are in need of dependable volunteers who can deliver food within the  Asheville/Buncombe area from 10am-12pm.
 
If you or someone you know is interested in giving back to the community, please email Chris at wncapvolunteer@wncap.org or call (828) 252-7489 ext. 315. Thank you for your generosity!
 
 
Save the Date
May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
 
Saturday, May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to break the silence about HIV and AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and encourage individuals to get tested for HIV.
 
Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) make up 0.2% of the U.S. population and account for a relatively small percentage of new HIV diagnoses in the United States—less than 1% in 2015, the majority of which were in gay and bisexual men. However, HIV affects NHOPI in ways that are not always apparent. Despite a 22% decline in HIV diagnoses from 2010-2014, NHOPI had the third-highest rate of HIV diagnoses (14.1 per 100,000 people) by race/ethnicity in the U.S.
 
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