• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

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    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

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documentProposed Policy Revision – Administrative Agency Roles and Responsibilities

The DSHS HIV/STD Program is revising the Administrative Agency Roles and Responsibilities (241.001). The purpose of the policy is to establish the roles and responsibilities required of an Administrative Agency under contract with the State to assure the development of a comprehensive plan for the delivery of HIV core medical support services and the sound implementation of that plan.

As part of this process, DSHS asks providers, consumers, and interested stakeholders to review these documents and provide comments. We value your opinion and hope that you will take the time to review and give feedback. Please submit comments to Betsy.Cohn@dshs.texas.gov. Public comment will be accepted until March 25, 2020.

Texas iconCongenital Syphilis Cases on the Rise

Congenital syphilis cases reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services more than doubled last year amid an ongoing increase in syphilis among women of childbearing age and an enhanced public health effort to detect and track cases. There were 367 cases of congenital syphilis in Texas in 2018, up from 164 in 2017.  Learn more

documentCDC Releases Update on Status of HIV Testing, Viral Suppression, and PrEP

CDC released Vital Signs: Status of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing, Viral Suppression, and HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis — United States, 2013–2018 [CDC] on December 3, 2019.

Texas icon2018 Texas STD Surveillance Report and Texas HIV Annual Report

DSHS released the 2018 Texas STD Surveillance Report (PDF : 2,833 kB) and the 2018 Texas HIV Annual Report (PDF : 433 kB).

alertTreatment as Prevention

The CDC recently released a letter encouraging providers to continue spreading the word about the power of viral suppression to improve the health of people with HIV and to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. For Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), the science is strong and clear; the data show that the effectiveness for ART with viral suppression is estimated to be 100% for preventing sexual transmission of HIV.  Read the letter (PDF : 210 kB).

Alert iconHealth Advisory: Rapidly Growing Clusters of Ongoing HIV Transmission in Texas

DSHS encourages Texas healthcare providers to enhance efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV in the wake of 16 rapidly growing clusters of HIV infections in the state. Laboratory analysis of these infections indicates sustained transmission of genetically similar types of HIV... read the Health Advisory: Rapidly Growing Clusters of Ongoing HIV Transmission in Texas (PDF : 327 kB) and read the Molecular HIV Surveillance - Genotype Clusters Talking Points (PDF : 189 kB)

Syringe iconDrug Resistant Gonorrhea on the Rise

Gonorrhea is developing a resistance to the last classes of drugs available in the U.S. that are able to cure infection... Learn more

This site contains HIV or STD messages that may not be deemed appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site. Photos on this website are all posed by a model.

Last updated March 27, 2020