• 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.

Ministers' Roundtable 2012

HIV Ministry Transitions: Steps to Develop an HIV-Compassionate Church

HIV Ministry Transitions Facilitator: Minister Joseph Collins

This scripture-based, discussion-oriented curriculum will prepare church leaders to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Develop a fact-based understanding of HIV/AIDS and the people who are at risk of contracting the virus.
  • Develop a theological understanding of why Christian churches should participate in HIV ministry.
  • Commit to cultivating a welcoming congregation for all people including those living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Develop community relationships and collaborations to serve as an effective faith-partner in HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Join us for this free one-day workshop.


Courageous Conversations - 1 Hour

HIV Ministry Transitions: Steps to Develop an HIV-Compassionate Church - 5 Hours

Training includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Training manual

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates and Registration:

A date will be determined for each location listed below. Registration will be available as dates and locations are announced.

Check back often to see when the Ministers' Roundtable workshop will take place in your area. Follow instructions below to register. You will receive location and class details upon registration:

  • Golden Triangle - Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • San Antonio - Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Austin - Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • Houston - Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Tarrant County/Fort Worth - Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Dallas - Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Tyler - TBD

Questions? Please contact:

Mary Chapman McIntosh, M.Ed.
Capacity Building Consultant
HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch
Department of State Health Services
(512) 533-3017
E-mail: mary.mcintosh@dshs.texas.gov


Reaching Out

Black men and women account for
42% of new HIV diagnoses


HIV/AIDS is the 9th leading cause of death
among Black Texans


Black females are 10-14 times more likely to get HIV
than White females


Last updated March 3, 2017