• 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.

Care Services Training

Care ServicesRequired Training and Resources for Care Services Providers and Internal Staff

CORE TRAINING – These courses are required for the HIV/STD workforce. You must complete core training within the first year of employment.

STD 101: What You Need to Know – This interactive, easy-to-understand course offers an overview of the most common STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpes, HPV, and HIV. New staff must complete STD 101 within the first year of employment.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)  – MI is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. MI is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. MI is highly recommended within the first year of employment.


HIV and Texas Law

  • General and Informed Consent – Texas Health and Safety Code §81.105 & §81.106
  • HIV and Texas Law Fact Sheet (PDF) – This fact sheet reviews the Texas laws regulating aspects of HIV testing and subsequent reporting.
  • HIV Criminality – Texas Analysis (PDF) – No criminal statutes explicitly addressing HIV exposure exist in Texas, but prosecutions have arisen under general criminal laws.

HIV/STD Educational Materials

Resources for HIV Medical and Psychosocial Support Services Contractors

  • Clinical Resources
  • Planning and Reports
  • Other Resources

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Last updated June 14, 2022