• 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.

Training - Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD)

Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) - is a day-long training seminar on competently serving members of the gender and sexually diverse community. GSD is a core course appropriate for all HIV/STD service providers. Participants will learn how to: identify differences between sexual orientation and gender identity, share info among providers on trends observed in GSD populations, practice counseling skills and culturally competent care, and examine impact of stigma on health of GSD populations.

Course participants will be able to:

  • explore the dimensions of gender and sexuality,
  • examine the impact of stigma and discrimination on GSD populations, and
  • learn strategies for creating a more welcoming environment for GSD clients

This course is offered by Cardea Services.

Upcoming GSD courses are listed on the training calendar.

Gender Diversity 101: Meeting Clients Where They are to Prevent HIV [Cardea] - As a result of completing this approximately one hour self-paced online course; clinicians, counselors, community health workers, and other health care staff will be able to discuss aspects of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender-related health disparities and how they impact clients. They will practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV. Social work and nursing CE’s are available.

To learn more, email Mary.McIntosh@dshs.texas.gov.

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Last updated May 5, 2020