Contractor Resources – Public Health Follow-up

Public Health Follow-up Consultants
Contact information for the DSHS Public Health Follow-Up consultants by service area.

Program Evaluation Tools
Program evaluation tools used by DSHS.

Testing and Treatment Guidelines
Standards for the treatment of HIV and STDs.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
DSHS recommends consideration of PrEP for people who are HIV-negative and at high risk for HIV.

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
Information on the DSHS EPT initiative.

Syphilis Elimination Project
Learn more about syphilis elimination efforts in Texas.

Information on the Texas Infertility Prevention Project.

How to Report Disease
Where and how to report HIV and STD infection.

CDC HIV/STD Partner Services Recommendations
The Recommendations for Partner Services Programs for HIV Infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection guide the delivery of partner services to those newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

CDC DIS STD Picture Card Set
Printable cards illustrating symptoms of STDs.

Field Use of the Rapid Syphilis Health Check (SHC) Test: Quality Assurance Plan 
Outlines SHC test performance and quality control procedures using fingerstick whole blood specimens in a CLIA waived setting.

DSHS Laboratory

Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect of Children
Information for health care providers.

Technical Assistance
Information for contractors.

Records Retention
DSHS guidelines for retaining records by contractors.

Meetings and Conferences
List of meetings and conferences which includes links to presentations and materials provided to participants.

HIV/STD Educational Materials
Listing of HIV/STD brochures, fact sheets, and videos available free of charge from DSHS.