A former contestant on NBC's The Voice was on UT's campus Thursday to raise awareness about HIV, and he's spreading the message through the power of his voice.
Jamar Rogers joined other East Tennessee celebrities Thursday in the Cox auditorium as part of the 2014 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. Thousands of communities across the country are marking the week through different events to raise awareness.
The state department of health says more than 900 Tennesseans became infected with HIV in 2012.
Thursday, Rogers, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and former Vol and current Titan Troy Fleming all went on stage to get tested.
The event also included free testing for anyone in the audience.