• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (737) 255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email 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.

Spectrum of Engagement Symposium

The Spectrum of Engagement Symposium was held November 20-21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin. The purpose of the symposium was to produce a shift in thinking among HIV prevention, care and service providers. By using the HIV Spectrum of Engagement model, all attendees can view linkage-to-care as more than a contractual requirement. Attendees will recognized the importance of linking all persons who have ever tested positive for HIV to medical care and will examine and define their role in the Spectrum in relation to linking all persons.

Agenda Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions (presentation - PDF : 775 kB) Ann Dills
Spectrum of Engagement Presentation (presentation - PDF : 387 kB) Shelley Lucas
Spectrum of Engagement Activity Ann Dills
Pathways to Linkage (presentation - PDF : 662 kB) Karen Surita
Margaret Vaaler
Brandon O’Hara
Ken Ripperger-Suhler
Regional Charge Ann Dills
Regional Group Meetings to map out how Linkage will be enhanced in their Regions  


Agenda Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Ann Dills
Practical Strategies to Improve Adherence and Retention in Care (presentation - PDF : 2,902 kB) Dr. Giordano
Medical Monitoring Project (presentation - PDF : 1,486 kB) Jonathan Poe
Sylvia Odem
Regional Groups report - Groups will come together and report back (Regional reports - PDF : 482 kB)  


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Last updated September 22, 2017