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WNCAP Hiring for HR & Finance Manager
WNCAP is now hiring for a full-time Human Resources & Finance Manager. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to use their HR and financial skills to make a big impact in our local WNC community. A full description of the position can be found here, but basic responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing all HR functions and processes
  • Salary monitoring, administration and monthly analysis reports
  • Leading and managing the absence management procedures, including attendance and sickness processes
  • Leading the administration of payroll processes
  • Undertaking administrative and financial processes within the organization
The HR & Finance Manager is critical to the success of WNCAP as we execute our mission of HIV Prevention & Care across 18 counties in WNC. If you like to work hard and feel good about the work you do, we invite you to join our team! Got friends and contacts who might be interested? Forward them this email or send them this link.
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 Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line, and mention where you learned of this opportunity in your letter.
WNCAP is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, people with abilities in multiple languages, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.
Dining Out For Life
Meet the 2018 DOFL Prize Winners!
Members of our WNC Community participate in Dining Out For Life for two simple reasons: the food is great and the cause is important. But there's nothing wrong with adding a little element of chance into such an important event. Just ask our 2018 DOFL Prize Winners! Out of thousands of entrants, these lucky winners will take home valuable treasure - and all they had to do was Dine Out For Life! 

Our first prize winner is Ariana Weaver of Weaverville, who walked away with a $500 Visa Gift Card. The card is courtesy of Mosaic Realty, a wonderful supporter of DOFL who also supplied a day's worth of Ambassadors to Sunny Point Café in West Asheville. Well done, Ariana!
The second lucky winner is Fred Friedman of Asheville, who won a year's worth of movie tickets and popcorn at Asheville's iconic Fine Arts Theatre. Have a great time at the movies, Fred!
Our final prize winners are Mr. and Mrs. John Christiansen. The Christiansens, of Asheville, are the new owners of a set of gorgeous his-and-her luxury watches from The Watchmaker's Shop in the Grove Arcade. Thank you for your support!
Dining Out For Life 2019 will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - save the date so you can become one of next year's winners!
What The Rubberman Wrote
Michael Harney Reports from International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam
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
July 25, 2018: Amsterdam, a city of 900,000 inhabitants, is again host to the International AIDS Conference. There are 15,000 people attending from 160 countries around the globe.
Prior to the opening of the 22nd International AIDS Conference, there were satellite meetings held around the city. The U=U Pre-Conference was one of them. It is a global movement launched by the Prevention Access Campaign and its Executive Director Bruce Richman. "U=U" stands for Undetectable=Untransmittable, and the father of the science on which it is based is Dr. Pietro Vernazza, who along with his colleagues recognized this connection over a decade ago and created what is known as the "Swiss Statement".
The Swiss statement says that HIV-positive people who have been successfully treated are no longer infectious in terms of sexual practice if:
They have had an undetectable viral load for six months or longer
They are undergoing treatment and adhere to it

They have no other STIs

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1994, gave the keynote speech at the pre-conference meeting. He stressed that the PARTNER and HPTN 052 studies, and especially for MSM the Opposites Attract study, have established the science that zero transmissions occur among sexual partners when “U” really does stay Undetectable! 
July 27, 2018: A major focus at this conference is on adolescent girls and young women who face great challenges to safe and healthy lives free from violence and risk of HIV. The organization She Decides is “a global movement to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of every girl and woman…to do what she chooses with her body…”. Connect and see what this organization is providing and how to become involved.
Among many women leaders heard at the conference, Reina Buijs, Director General for International Cooperation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke about the importance of teaching decision making skills and comprehensive sex education to girls and boys, including not only potential physical and emotional risks of sexual activity, but also the pleasure that is possible when it is consensual.
Former United States president Bill Clinton, in his conference address, stressed that there cannot be a “Brexit” on HIV/AIDS funding and attention.  
He was interrupted by protesters who shouted their demands: Sex Work Is Work! Decriminalize sex work!; and that as former president he use his power to make the changes necessary to include key populations in all HIV interventions, and that inclusively they be heard; also, that the 2020 International AIDS Conference be moved from San Francisco/Oakland due to the Trump administration’s stance on migrant populations and his relationships to tyrants around the world who criminalize and endanger vulnerable people most affected in this epidemic. 
The Rapporteurs are making their end-of-conference presentations, but the work is just beginning for some, and continues for others. In the role as the Rubberman, much work still needs to be done. The basics must continue: condom distribution, needle exchange, comprehensive education, and testing. With your support, involvement, and philanthropy – in all the ways it is given – western North Carolina shall continue to be the model of prevention and care that it is known for.
 - Michael Harney, "The Rubberman"
Give Back
WNCAP Seeking Volunteers for Food Delivery
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! On the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, WNCAP, in partnership with Loving Food Resources, delivers boxes of pre-packaged nutritious food to homebound WNCAP Clients in the Asheville/Buncombe area. This is a vital service that feeds our most vulnerable community members. If you are interested in giving back, please contact Chris at or call (828) 252-7489 ext. 315.
Have An Affair
LFR's Affair In White This Saturday, 8/11
WNCAP works in partnership with Loving Food Resources to deliver 25 tons of food every year to homebound clients and others who struggle with food security. LFR is an amazing, life-saving organization. What better way to show your support than to attend the annual Affair in White, an exciting and sophisticated evening that raises awareness of and resources for LFR's mission. This Affair is not to be missed - purchase your tickets today!
Never Forget
Now 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 or call (828) 252-7489. Let's work together to honor those we have lost!
Queer Brunch
Youth Outright's 2nd Saturday Drag Brunch Is 8/11
Brunch is pretty great. But add a few hilarious local drag performers, some awesome queer kids, and a generous fundraiser, and you've got Youth Outright's Second Saturday Drag Brunch. Stop by THE BLOCK off Biltmore (39 S Market St in Asheville) this Saturday, August 11th, at 11AM for great food and a good time.
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