The state still will provide free testing supplies and laboratory services for HIV tests. Haddy said the reimbursements were used to pay health department personnel to conduct the tests, as well as pre- and post-screening counseling sessions, which are required by state law.
Gupta said his department spends $3,000 to $7,000 a month to pay doctors and nurses to conduct the tests.
The health department conducted about 1,200 HIV tests in 2012.
Haddy said the CDC cut HIV prevention funding in West Virginia in an attempt to trim its budget, redirecting the money to states with higher numbers of HIV cases.
There are about 1,900 people living with HIV or AIDS in West Virginia
"In some high prevalence areas, you'll see those kind of numbers in a year," Haddy said.
Only 72 new cases of HIV and AIDS were identified in West Virginia last year.
The DHHR will receive $1,050,600 in HIV prevention funding from the CDC this year, down $617,000 from two years ago.
Last year, the DHHR cut per-patient HIV test reimbursements to all but 15 of West Virginia's 55 counties.
Even without the funding, counties appear to be making do. Haddy said each of the affected counties, except one, has continued to provide HIV testing services.