• 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.

Epi Profile Section 7 - Targeted and Routine HIV Testing

 

 


 

Table 7-1. DSHS Funded Targeted and Routine Testing in Texas, 2015
 

Targeted Testing

Routine Testing

Total

 

Tests

%

%
Positive

Tests

%

%
Positive

Tests

%

%
Positive

 

53,418

100%

1.7%

133,162

100%

1.1%

186,580

100%

1.3%

Sex

                 

 Male

36,101

68%

2.3%

58,546

44%

2.0%

94,647

51%

2.1%

 Female

17,300

32%

0.5%

74,611

56%

0.4%

91,911

49%

0.5%

 Unknown

17

<1%

0.0%

5

0%

0.0%

22

<1%

0.0%

Race

                 

 White

13,087

24%

1.4%

27,164

20%

1.1%

40,251

22%

1.1%

 Black

16,672

31%

2.0%

40,364

30%

2.1%

57,036

31%

2.1%

 Hispanic

21,394

40%

1.6%

42,299

32%

0.5%

63,693

34%

0.9%

 Other

2,031

4%

1.8%

9,157

7%

0.2%

11,188

<1%

0.5%

 Unknown

234

0%

2.1%

14,178

11%

0.9%

14,412

<1%

0.9%

Age Group

                 

 0-14 years

81

<1%

1.2%

876

<1%

0.3%

957

<1%

0.4%

 15-24 years

16,631

31%

1.7%

29,226

22%

0.6%

45,857

25%

1.0%

 25-34 years

19,480

36%

1.9%

30,167

23%

1.4%

49,647

27%

1.6%

 35-44 years

8,898

17%

1.5%

24,051

18%

1.6%

32,949

18%

1.6%

 45 + years

8,325

16%

1.4%

48,836

37%

1.1%

57,161

31%

1.1%

 Unknown

3

0%

33.3%

6

<1%

0.0%

9

<1%

11.0%

Geography

                 

 Austin TGA

10,881

22%

1.4%

17,227

13%

0.1%

28,108

15%

0.6%

 Dallas EMA

12,959

26%

2.3%

30,311

22%

1.6%

43,270

23%

1.8%

 Fort Worth TGA

4,895

9%

2.2%

36,953

28%

0.6%

41,848

22%

0.8%

 Houston EMA

2,028

4%

3.3%

27,244

21%

2.4%

29,272

16%

2.5%

 San Antonio TGA

9,551

19%

1.2%

0

0%

0.0%

9,551

5%

1.2%

 Rest of Texas

13,104

26%

1.2%

21,427

16%

0.6%

34,531

19%

0.8%

Reported Risk

           

 

   

 MSM/PWID

590

1%

6.8%

3

<1%

0.0%

593

<1%

6.7%

 MSM

17,531

32%

3.4%

377

<1%

3.7%

17,908

10%

3.4%

PWID

2,338

4%

0.7%

99

0%

28.3%

2,437

1%

1.8%

 Hetero

22,236

41%

0.5%

34,022

26%

1.9%

56,258

30%

1.3%

 Non-targeted

1,187

2%

0.6%

-

-

-

1,187

<1%

0.6%

 Unknown

9,536

18%

1.4%

98,661

41%

0.8%

108,198

58%

0.9%

 

  • DSHS funds two types of HIV testing efforts. Targeted testing sites offer HIV testing to persons at highest risk for HIV, such as Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). Routine testing is offered as part of other medical care, such as during an emergency room visit for an unrelated health event.

  • The majority of persons receiving routine HIV screening are not asked about their risks for HIV.

  • The highest HIV positivity rates were found in populations with the highest prevalence rates of HIV, including Black Texans, MSM, and MSM who also inject drugs.

  • Persons who test positive in targeted or routine screening programs may have already been identified as HIV positive previously because testing programs do not have the capacity to check testing records against HIV surveillance data.

  • Beginning in 2015, persons testing positive through targeted and routine testing programs will be routinely matched to HIV Surveillance data to determine whether these are new diagnoses.

 


Epi Profile

Table of Contents1. Executive Summary | 2. New HIV Diagnoses | 3. Persons Living with HIV | 4. Co-Morbidities | 5. HIV/AIDS Deaths | 6. HIV Incidence | 7. Targeted and Routine HIV Testing | 8. Indicators of HIV Risk in HIV-negative Persons at High Risk for HIV | 9. Indicators of HIV Risk in PLWH Currently in Care | 10. Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) | 11. HIV Treatment Cascade | Data Sources and Notes


Last updated March 6, 2017