Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) builds community and legislative support for HIV prevention and treatment by raising public awareness, building lasting community collaborations, and by empowering people living with HIV.
The project aims to increase the number of people in the Western North Carolina (WNC) region who are actively engaging in HIV/AIDS advocacy, expand opportunities to meaningful engage people living with HIV, and building intersectional collaboration in the region with a focus on addressing the social drivers of the epidemic, including HIV stigma, homophobia, racism, poverty, and criminalization.
- Increase the number of people in the South who understand the underlying social determinants of health contributing to HIV in their communities and know how to advocate for policy change
- Increase and diversify support for HIV prevention and care advocacy among communities disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic in order to address health disparities
- Increase the number of people who advocate for increased and equitable access to quality prevention, care services, and policies that address the social drivers of the epidemic
- Strengthen state and regional advocacy networks that reach across HIV and other human rights and social justice issues by engaging diverse stakeholders