Walkers gathered for the annual AIDS Walk for Life on Saturday morning at the State House, ready to walk to raise awareness and funds for HIV prevention, testing and for providing care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The theme for this year's event was Prevention is the Solution, and to endorse that theme there were free anonymous rapid HIV testing. NBC 10's anchor and health reporter, Barbara Morse Silva, emceed the event that benefits AIDS Project Rhode Island, a division of Family Service of Rhode Island, along with various other partner agencies.
The walk, which is the area's largest event dedicated to raising awareness and funds, was co-chaired by Rhode Island HIV/AIDS physicians Charles Carpenter, M.D., and Philip Chan, M.D. both of whom specialize in AIDS/HIV research.
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