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District of Columbia: Response to HIV Testing at DMV "Better Than Expected"

October 6, 2010

First-day response to the District's offer of HIV testing at a Department of Motor Vehicles office was "better than expected," said Angela Fulwood Wood, COO of Family Medical and Counseling Service, which is performing the tests. Funded by a $250,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, the outreach at the Penn Branch in southwest Washington rewards testers with a $15 credit for DMV services. Between 8:15 and 10:30 a.m., 15 people tested, Wood said. FMCS had predicted the program would test 3,000 people during its year-long run, but Tuesday's response suggests that estimate might be low, Wood said. City officials say the initiative is the first DMV-based HIV outreach in the United States.

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Adapted from:
Washington Post

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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