• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    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.

HIV-STD Media Campaigns

Fight HIV

DSHS premiered the Fight HIV campaign in 2008.

Media Campaigns
Radio Spots
radiowoman When I Look at You (wma : 1,211 kB)
Transcript (PDF : 9 kB)
radioman The Hardest Thing (wma : 1,211 kB) 
Transcript (PDF : 9 kB)
Printed Materials
I Did It for My Game (PDF : 1,139 kB)
HIV Can't Stop a Strong Black Woman (poster) (PDF : 451 kB)
HIV is No Match for a Strong Black Woman (poster) (PDF : 445 kB)
I Did It for My Man (PDF : 1,126 kB)

You can order these print materials through the DSHS Warehouse.

Stomp Out Syphilis

The “Stomp Out Syphilis” campaign was originated by the Dallas/Fort Worth Syphilis Elimination Coalition in 2008. Since then, DSHS has worked with local health departments and community-based partners to extend the campaign to other areas of Texas, including Austin, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texarkana and Tyler/Longview. 

Media Campaigns
Radio Spots
SOSlogo(2) Stomp Out Syphilis Radio Ad (mp3 : 2,400 kB)
Transcript (PDF : 16 kB)
Printed Materials
SYPH-9003(2) Syphilis: Facts You Should Know (PDF : 59 kB)
SYPH-9003_Poster(2) Stomp Out Syphilis Poster (PDF : 29 kB)

STD Awareness Campaign

The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) awarded a Bronze Award for excellence in Public Health Communication to the Bureau of HIV and STD Prevention's 1999 STD Awareness Media Campaign. The purpose of the campaign, developed by the Bureau in conjuction with Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, is to increase awareness of STDs, particularly the asymptomatic nature of many STDs, and the need for testing among sexually active African American females in the 15-19 age range. The pilot campaign used TV, radio and billboards to bring STD awareness and prevention messages to African American adolescent girls in the Tyler/Longview market.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected this STD awareness media campaign as one of three examples to be showcased on CDCynergy, an educational tool intended to help public health professionals across the country in systematically designing health communication plans and health interventions within public health framework.

Click on the links below to view/listen to the television and radio spots.

Last updated May 11, 2018