• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs 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 and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Congenital Syphilis in Texas


HEALTH ADVISORY – Congenital Syphilis


DSHS issued a health advisory on October 3, 2019 in response to an ongoing increase in syphilis cases among women of childbearing age.

TestingandPregnancy
HIV, Syphilis and HBV Testing and Pregnancy: State Requirements for Texas Clinicians
(PDF : 398 kB)

FIMR
Fetal Infant Morbidity Review for Congenital Syphilis and Perinatal HIV
(PDF : 396 kB)

STD Cases and Rates by Public Health Region, 2018

STD Cases and Rates by Public Health Region, 2018
Public
Health
Region

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

Primary &
Secondary
Syphilis

Congenital
Syphilis

Total
Syphilis

Cases

Rate*

Cases

Rate*

Cases

Rate*

Cases

Cases

Rate*

Region 1

5,535

634.1

2,575

295.0

65

7.4

2

237

27.2

Region 2

1,945

353.7

627

114.0

9

1.6

3

84

15.3

Region 3

37,968

482.4

13,550

172.2

746

9.5

95

3,994

50.7

Region 4

4,807

416.8

1,798

155.9

42

3.6

10

325

28.2

Region 5

3,512

449.8

1,221

156.4

67

8.6

2

217

27.8

Region 6

36,868

514.3

11,031

153.9

651

9.1

113

3,671

51.2

Region 7

21,349

607.2

7,320

208.2

376

10.7

15

1,352

38.5

Region 8

14,120

470.1

4,707

156.7

291

9.7

67

1,606

53.5

Region 9

3,076

471.7

967

148.3

54

8.3

1

204

31.3

Region 10

5,768

665.9

1,149

132.6

102

11.8

7

338

39.0

Region 11

10,926

481.9

2,013

88.8

125

5.5

52

872

38.5

State Total

145,874

508.2

46,958

163.6

2,528

8.8

367

12,900

44.9

* Rates represent cases per 100,000 population



Last updated October 4, 2019