|HIV Testing at the DVV. Source- NY Times|
Washington DC is a taking a novel approach to diagnosing HIV infection by making HIV testing accessible in unconventional settings such as grocery stores, street corners and even motor vehicle offices. Contact notification of partners of newly diagnosed HIV cases is being employed to heighten the diagnostic effort. Needle exchange programs for heroin users have also been implemented with infections attributed to dirty needles reportedly plunging by 72 percent. With early diagnosis comes treatment and treatment is prevention.
This is sound public health policy.