Care Services Training

Care ServicesRequired Training and Resources for Care Services Providers and Internal Staff

CORE TRAINING – These courses are required for the HIV/STD workforce. You must complete core training within the first year of employment.

STD 101: What You Need to Know – This interactive, easy-to-understand course offers an overview of the most common STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpes, HPV, and HIV. New staff must complete STD 101 within the first year of employment.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)  – MI is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. MI is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. MI is highly recommended within the first year of employment.


HIV and Texas Law

  • General and Informed Consent – Texas Health and Safety Code §81.105 & §81.106
  • HIV and Texas Law Fact Sheet (PDF) – This fact sheet reviews the Texas laws regulating aspects of HIV testing and subsequent reporting.
  • HIV Criminality – Texas Analysis (PDF) – No criminal statutes explicitly addressing HIV exposure exist in Texas, but prosecutions have arisen under general criminal laws.

HIV/STD Educational Materials

Resources for HIV Medical and Psychosocial Support Services Contractors

  • Clinical Resources
  • Planning and Reports
  • Other Resources

Ryan White Eligibility Policy  

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