• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

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    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, and TB 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, please contact your local HIV services organization.

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Texas IconTexas HIV Medication Program Moving Forward Together Partnership

The Moving Forward Together partnership was established in March 2021 to give community stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the financial challenges facing the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) and provide input to DSHS on how best to address these challenges. The next Moving Forward Together Partnership meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2021. Learn more

Texas IconExpanded Congenital Syphilis Information

Nationally, the number of combined STD cases continues to break records and Texas has not been immune to the STD epidemic. These rising rates of STDs, especially syphilis, has led to the tragic consequence of rising rates of syphilis in newborns. Learn more

Alert iconShortage of STD Test Kits and Laboratory Supplies

There is a current shortage of STD test kits and laboratory supplies, most notably for chlamydia and gonorrhea nucleic acid amplification tests (CT/GC NAAT). The shortages affect multiple diagnostic companies, public health and commercial laboratories. and impact several components of the specimen collection and testing process. Learn more about the shortage and the prioritization of testing while a solution to the shortage is found (PDF : 57 kB).

Document logoHome Testing and Home Self-Collection Guidance Roll-Out

DSHS provided interim guidance on the creation of policies for the use of FDA approved home testing kits for HIV, and Laboratory Developed Tests for self collection kits for HIV, STDs, hepatitis C, and tests required for PrEP prescriptions. This interim guidance is intended for use by programs funded or otherwise supported by the DSHS TB/HIV/STD Section. Learn more (PDF : 1,740 kB) | Home Testing and Self Collection Guidance (Word : 52 kB)


This site contains HIV or STD messages that may not be deemed appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site. Photos on this website are all posed by a model.


Last updated May 3, 2021