• DSHS HIV/STD Program
    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program – Use this email to request Texas HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data and statistics. Do not use this email to request treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs or services. Do not email personal, identifying health information such as HIV status, date of birth, or Social Security Number.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local health department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to persons living with HIV, please contact your local HIV services organization.

About the DSHS HIV/STD Program

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) HIV/STD Program has the duty to identify, report, prevent, and control HIV, AIDS, and STDs in the State of Texas. The Program is dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and other STDs while minimizing complications and costs. This is achieved primarily through education, prevention counseling, screening and testing, partner elicitation and notification, and the provision of medical and social services. While some of these services are directly provided, most are provided through contracts with community-based agencies.

The HIV/STD Program is part of the TB/HIV/STD Section and includes staff from two units and two branches:

  • HIV/STD Prevention and Care Unit
  • Integrated Operations and Policy Unit
  • HIV/STD/HCV Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
  • Program Informatics and Evaluation Branch

HIV/STD Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to prevent, treat, and/or control the spread of HIV, STDs, and other communicable diseases to protect the health of the citizens of Texas. In keeping with this mission, we procure, allocate, and manage fiscal and human resources so that we may:

  • Provide HIV/STD education and information
  • Collect, interpret, and distribute data relating to HIV and STD
  • Provide guidance to those who oversee, plan for, or provide HIV and STD services
  • Provide medication and supplies to prevent, manage, and treat communicable diseases

In pursuit of this mission, we will make every effort to assure that the citizens of Texas receive quality services.

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Last updated April 7, 2022