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Car Registration, HIV Tests at D.C. DMVs

Car Registration, HIV Tests at D.C. DMVs


A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles for Washington, D.C., residents can help drivers take care of two important tasks at once: license renewals and HIV tests.

After a year of trials, more than 5,000 people have been tested at local DMVs in D.C., a city with one of the highest rates of HIV in the country. The testing program is run by the non-profit Family and Medical Counseling Service Inc., after earning a $250,000 grant to perform this service. An expansion grant will now allow the testing program to be available at all DMVs, the Associated Press reports.

People are tested and given quick results in an area separated from the open areas of the DMV office. Since the launch of the program, as many as 35 people were tested daily. Testing will offer incentives like a discount off their DMV bill, and gift cards for groceries.

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