• 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.

Epidemiology and Surveillance Training

Epidemiology and SurveillanceRequired Epidemiology and Surveillance Training for DSHS Internal Staff

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

HIV Surveillance Online Learning (TRAIN)

All HIV Surveillance staff should complete the HIV Surveillance Modules within their first two weeks of employment.

  • Module 1 – DSHS HIV and HIV Surveillance Overview
  • Module 2 – DSHS HIV Laboratory Tests 
  • Module 3 – DSHS HIV Surveillance Case Definition 
  • Module 4 – DSHS HIV THISIS  
  • Module 5 – DSHS Lab Management and Case Ascertainment  
  • Module 6 – DSHS Case Investigation and Reporting
  • Module 7 – DSHS Perinatal HIV Surveillance

Quarterly Surveillance Staff Training – Required once for new staff and recommend that old staff attend once.

Texas HIV Surveillance Symposium – This symposium provides training and updates on HIV surveillance practices and activities in Texas.

SAS Training (for central office staff only) – Check with your supervisor about attending a SAS training before signing up for a course.


Data Literacy Resources – Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. Much like literacy as a general concept, data literacy focuses on the competencies involved in working with data.

Introduction to Hepatitis C Surveillance – This training:

  • Describes HCV epidemiology in Texas and the United States 
  • Describes transmission and risk factors
  • Summarizes current HCV treatment
  • Describes the differences between chronic and acute HCV
  • Classifies HCV cases based on existing definitions
  • Outlines the required variables for acute HCV cases.

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Last updated June 14, 2022