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HIV Testing Begins At D.C.'s Penn Branch DMV

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By Jonathan Wilson

Today, residents in D.C. had their first chance to take advantage of free HIV testing at one of the city's DMV branches.

Angela Fulwood-Wood is with Family and Medical Counseling Services, the non-profit organization administering the tests.

She says the program is aimed at reaching residents who normally avoid or can't get regular medical care.

"We wanted to have a reach to people who may or may not visit a physician's office, but that who also could benefit from routine screening in a setting they'd normally go to," she says.

Tyrone Hagans, 21, took the test this morning. He says having the test at a DMV branch will make a difference for the city's fight against HIV.

"Yeah, it's gonna help a lot, so the young people will know who to mess with and who not to mess with," Hagans says.

Residents who participate in the program get up to $15 to offset the costs of their DMV services.

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