• 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.


Contractor Review of HIV/STD-Related Educational Materials For Public Use

Policy Number 500.005
Effective Date May 19, 1999
Revision Date December 6, 2007
Subject Matter Expert Public Information Coordinator
Approval Authority Branch Manager
Signed by

1.0 Purpose

This policy requires that Contractors of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), HIV/STD Comprehensive Services Branch (Branch) use a Program Materials Review Panel (PMRP) to review and approve all educational materials related to HIV/AIDS and STD prevention that are intended for public use. These materials, which are to be used and distributed in the local service area, may be developed locally or purchased.

2.0 Authority

V.T.C.A. Health and Safety Code, 81.022 and Chapter 85; 97 TAC, § 97.142; 98 TAC, §§ 98.61, 98.64, 98.66 and 98.68; U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’ “CONTENT OF AIDS-RELATED WRITTEN MATERIALS, PICTORIALS, AUDIOVISUALS, QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEY INSTRUMENTS, AND EDUCATIONAL SESSION IN CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS” Interim Revisions June 1992.

3.0 Definitions

Educational materials - includes such items as pamphlets, fliers, brochures, questionnaires, survey instruments, motion pictures, slide shows, digital and/or analog audiovisual materials, posters, slides, paintings, drawings, computer-based presentations, or Web sites.

4.0 Responsibilities

HIV/STD contractors are required to follow CDC guidelines located at cdc.gov/hiv/library/ [CDC] relative to the content of HIV/STD educational materials. Questions regarding these requirements should be directed to the Field Operations Consultant or Regional HIV/STD Coordinator.

5.0 Revision History

Date Action Section
Revision History
9/10/2014 Converted format (Word to HTML) -
12/6/2007 Revised to reflect organizational change. -
11/13/2002 Converted format (WordPerfect to Word) -

Last updated June 15, 2020