With AIDS rates soaring among African American women in some parts of the District, female black church members have banded together to encourage residents to be tested for the disease.
The Rev. Donna Butts prays during a Sunday service at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast Washington. A total of 27 people were tested for HIV/AIDS in a van outside as part of an outreach program to combat the soaring rates of infection in some areas of the District. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post Buy Photo