An HIV testing accessibility campaign going by the confusing name of Don’t?Guess?Test! will be distributing free at-home HIV tests in D.C. on Wednesday, June 24. The tests, which yield results in about two minutes, will be available outside the Eastern Market Metro Station from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The campaign is also camping outside the Capitol building and requesting that “congress members and staffers ‘get tested’ in an exercise to remove the stigma associated with HIV testing.”
Don’t?Guess?Test! hopes that increased awareness of “accessible HIV-testing”—-including self-administered tests—-will help curb the spread of HIV in the District. Some, however, are second-guessing Don’t?Guess?Test!’s methods. The Washington Business Journal noted on Friday that the campaign’s tests have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.