• DSHS HIV/STD Program
    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program – Use this email to request Texas HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data and statistics. Do not use this email to request treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs or services. Do not email personal, identifying health information such as HIV status, date of birth, or Social Security Number.

    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.

Congenital Syphilis - Program Resources

Program Efforts to reduce Congenital Syphilis:

  • Sleeping InfantWith additional federal funds, DSHS added to the San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston Health Department’s STD Prevention contracts for focused CS surveillance, public health follow-up, and community engagement activities.
  • Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) are required to prioritize pregnant persons diagnosed with syphilis for partner services.
  • DIS are also required to follow-up on persons who are untreated or inadequately treated for a historical syphilis diagnosis and are now pregnant.
  • DSHS has partnered with Harris Health System/Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, and Dallas County Health and Human Services to conduct enhanced CS case reviews in Harris, Bexar, and Dallas counties to identify missed opportunities for disease intervention or barriers to care engagement using the Fetal Infant Morbidity Review (FIMR) methodology. Learn more about FIMR.
Training Resources
Flowchart for CSTE Case Definition (PDF)
How to complete a Congenital Syphilis Question Package in THISIS (PDF)
STD-126 (PDF) |  STD-126 Instructions (PDF)
STD-126a (PDF)
Congenital Syphilis Investigation Tracking Log (XLS)
CS Symposium Training Manual (2019) (PDF)

Mock Medical Charts for Training (2019)

Congenital Syphilis

Reporting Congenital Syphilis

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Last updated February 9, 2022