TB-HIV-STD Section




Tuberculosis Program


HIV/STD Program

HIV and STDs

Viral Hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis

Pharmacy Branch


Hansen's Disease Program

Hansen's Disease


Refugee Health Program

The DSHS Refugee Health Screening Program ceased operations effective January 31, 2017. 

Tuberculosis - The Big Picture

In 2016, 1,250 cases of tuberculosis (TB) were reported in Texas, a rate of 4.5 per 100,000 population. TB can affect anyone but is more likely to be diagnosed in people born in a foreign country where TB is prevalent, people living with diabetes or HIV/AIDS, the homeless, and health care workers. Alcohol abuse is associated with 15.0% of TB cases and 11.6% of cases are diagnosed in detention facilities. Learn more...


TB Cases in Selected Counties, 2016. 284 Harris, 185 Dallas, 84 Hidalgo, 66 Bexar, 66 Tarrant, 52 Cameron, 52 Travis, 43 El Paso. Total Texas TB Cases = 1,250.

Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in Texas chart showing steady rise from 69,212 to 86,669 persons living with HIV/AIDS between 2011 and 2016

Primary and Secondary Syphilis in Texas chart showing small but uneven rise from 1,638 to 1,874 reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis in Texas between 2009 and 2016

Last updated April 16, 2018