• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email 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.

Resources for STD Contractors

Public Health Follow-up Consultants
Contact information for the DSHS Public Health Follow-Up consultants by service area.

Program Evaluation Tools
Program evaluation tools used by DSHS.

Testing and Treatment Guidelines
Standards for the treatment of HIV and STDs.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
DSHS recommends PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at high risk for HIV.

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
Information on DSHS EPT initiative.

Syphilis Elimination Project
Learn more about syphilis elimination efforts in Texas.

Information on the Texas Infertility Prevention Project.

Procedures for Submitting a Notification Request to the Internet Partner Specialist (City of Houston HD)
Guidelines for DIS submitting notification request in Houston.

How to Report Disease
Where and how to report HIV and STD infection.

HIV/STD Partner Services Recommendations [CDC]
The Recommendations for Partner Services Programs for HIV Infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection guide the delivery of partner services to those newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

DIS STD Picture Card Set [CDC]
Printable cards illustrating symptoms of STDs.

Field Use of the Rapid Syphilis Health Check (SHC) Test: Quality Assurance Plan (PDF : 928 kB)
Outlines SHC test performance and quality control procedures using fingerstick whole blood specimens in a CLIA waived setting.

DSHS Laboratory

Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect of Children
Information for health care providers.

Technical Assistance
Information for contractors.

Records Retention
DSHS guidelines for retaining records by contractors.

Meetings and Conferences
List of meetings and conferences which includes links to presentations and materials provided to participants.

HIV/STD Brochures
Listing of HIV/STD brochures available free of charge from DSHS.

Last updated January 5, 2021