Nation's Capital Urges Wider Testing for HIV

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Washington, D.C., launches a campaign Tuesday to urge every resident of the District between ages 14 and 84 to get tested for HIV. The city plans to distribute rapid HIV tests for free to emergency rooms, physicians' offices, community health programs, and more.

The plan is being described as not only an attempt to control the district's HIV epidemic; it's an effort to break the stigma attached to the disease.

But some question why the District is targeting people as old as 84 — and whether the effort can be sustained long enough to get everyone tested. Michele Norris talks with Dr. Marsha Martin, director of D.C.'s HIV/AIDS Administration.



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