DC DMV Offers HIV Tests
Washington DC's Department of Motor Vehicles recently launched a test program offering free in-house HIV tests. The response has been so good, the city has expanded the program to other agencies.
In a city with one of the highest percentages of residents living with HIV or AIDS, health officials have now test-driven the in-DMV testing and are finding that it works. More than 5,000 people have been screened and gotten results while they wait. Now officials are expanding the program, offering testing at an office where Washington residents register for food stamps, Medicaid, and other government assistance. On the first day of the program, 60 people were tested, officials said. As an incentive they’re being offered a $5 gift card to a local grocery store.