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National HIV Testing Day In D.C.

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With approximately 3 percent of D.C. residents testing positive for HIV or AIDS, the city's infection rates are the highest in the nation. Margaux Delotte-Bennett, with Sasha Bruce Youthwork, says it's especially important to get the message about safe sex out to young people in the region.

"HIV can stop with this generation," she says. "It absolutely can, so we have to make sure they remember that."

Clinics around the region are offering free HIV tests today. But as important as days like today are for getting people tested, Dwayne Brown of Metro Teen AIDS says it can't stop there.

"It's an everyday struggle. An everyday push,” he says.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone from the ages of thirteen to sixty four be tested for the virus at least once.

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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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