• 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.

Hepatitis C Training for Prevention Providers

Providers who receive Hepatitis C (HCV) testing kits from DSHS and providers who draw blood and send it to the lab must complete training. Only providers who receive HCV kits from DSHS must complete the OraQuick HCV E-Training.

The following course is recommended for new epidemiologists who conduct HCV investigations. It may also help epidemiologists who need a refresher, healthcare providers, and/or students.

  • Introduction to Hepatitis C Surveillance – This training will help participants describe HCV epidemiology in Texas and the United States. Participants will learn to:
    • describe transmission and risk factors,
    • summarize current HCV treatment,
    • differentiate between chronic and acute HCV,
    • classify HCV cases based on existing definitions, and
    • list the required variables for acute HCV cases.

Last updated June 13, 2022