• 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.

Training - Motivational Interviewing

Classroom Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills – The goal of the course is to develop and practice MI. While all skill levels are welcome, the course is not designed as an introduction to MI. It is a space where the workforce currently using MI can practice and improve their existing skills. This course consists of pre-work (two hours), live instructor-led virtual training (two hours), and post-work (one hour).

To learn more about Motivational Interviewing Skills and to register for an upcoming course, visit the Cardea Motivational Interviewing Skills page. To view all upcoming courses visit the training calendar.

To learn more, contact Lisa Starr.

Online Training

An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing – This course details how to help people make healthy choices. Take this course to learn how to work with clients to give them the tools to make their own health decisions. Continuing education credits are available for this free, self-paced, online course.

Motivational Interviewing (HHSC) – The goal of this module is to equip Health Steps providers and others to begin employing motivational interviewing techniques in their routine clinical practice. Participants will take the skills learned to support children, adolescents, and families to make positive health changes and maintain self-care for chronic conditions.

Motivational Interviewing Review – A short (15-20 minute) self-paced eLearning module. This module serves as a review of Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a proven way to work with people to help them make changes or create plans that can help them in their lives.


Motivational Interviewing and HIV: A Guide for Navigators (PDF) – This guide assists navigators who work with people diagnosed with or at risk for HIV. Navigators can play a crucial role in helping people living with HIV (PLWH) because nowhere is the need to change behaviors more important than in HIV infection. Changing risky behaviors can prevent the transmission of the virus. People living with HIV have better outcomes when they can change from risky to healthier behaviors.


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Last updated June 14, 2022