Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and many Maryland leaders are using the annual event to spread AIDS awareness.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will give remarks at a commemoration of World AIDS Day featuring local officials, community advocates and Baltimore residents. The ceremony, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, will honor the lives of those who have died of HIV and AIDS, as well as those who are living with the disease.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority sorority hosted its signature program in honor of World AIDS Day at the Waxter Senior Center in Baltimore Thursday morning.
The Harford County Health Department offered free walk-in confidential or anonymous HIV testing in Bel Air Thursday.
World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day, held for the first time on Dec 1, 1988. It's been celebrated every year since.