But if it is positive, its accuracy is in the 95th percentile.
The company recommends that people wait three months after an exposure for testing, since it is an antibody screening and the body produces antibodies four to six weeks after exposure.
"People are so complacent about HIV; it's just as much of a problem as 20 years ago," Teague said. "People don't just die because we have effective treatment. Half of those people don't access that treatment, but it can prevent cancer complications and a lot of other things people don't associate with HIV.
"And we don't want a cost to prohibit that. If you go to Kroger, it'll cost $38 to $50 per test. That cost is prohibitive."
Teague said to curb the problem, the federal government recommended six years ago that people between ages 13 and 65 be tested. She said laws in West Virginia have been changed to make testing easier. Teague said nearly 2,000 people in West Virginia are living with HIV/AIDS.
CAMC's program began in 2001 after it received the state's first Ryan White grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The grant supports early intervention services to those infected with HIV. CAMC uses its grant for outpatient care for people in 19 southern West Virginia counties. More than 300 are currently enrolled in the program.
The program provides primary care for adults at the specialty outpatient clinics at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Children are treated at CAMC Women and Children's Hospital.
The federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act was named after an Indiana teenager whose struggle with HIV/AIDS and AIDS-related discrimination gained nationwide attention. White died in 1990 at the age of 18.
For more information on the program, call 1-(877)-565-4423.
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