"At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a "generalized and severe epidemic," according to The Washington Post.
That's 2,984 people for every 100,000 over the age of 12. In fact, DC's HIV/AIDS rate is higher than countries like Kenya, Uganda, and West Africa.
This doesn't come close to home, it is home.
There's no excuse for this. Get tested.