• 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 and STD Education Programs for Youth

HIV and STD Education Programs for Minors that Emphasize Abstinence

In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 85.007 [Texas Legislature] regarding education programs for minors that emphasize abstinence as the most effective protection against unwanted teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) administers the Abstinence Education Program. DSHS supports a number of local programs that work with school age children. For more information, please visit the DSHS Abstinence Education Program.

Effective HIV Curricula for Youth

There are a number of curricula and programs (Word : 84 kb) targeting youth that have been shown to be effective in reducing risk for becoming infected with HIV. Additional resources on evidence-based HIV prevention interventions are listed below.

Compendium of Evidence-Based  Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention [CDC]

Science and Success, Second Edition: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections [Advocates for Youth]

The Program Archive on Sexuality, Health and Adolescence (PDF) [Sociometrics]

What Works: Curriculum-Based Programs that Prevent Teen Pregnancy [The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy]

Last updated January 28, 2016