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.