Resources for STD Contractors

Resources for STD Contractors 


Public Health Follow-up Consultants 
Contact information for the DSHS Public Health Follow-Up consultants by service area. 


Program Evaluation Tools 
Program evaluation tools used by DSHS. 


Testing and Treatment Guidelines 
Standards for the treatment of HIV and STDs. 


Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) 
consideration of PrEP for people who are HIV-negative and at high risk for HIV. 


Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) 
Information on the DSHS EPT initiative. 


Syphilis Elimination Project 
Learn more about syphilis elimination efforts in Texas. 


Information on the Texas Infertility Prevention Project. 


How to Report Disease 
Where and how to report HIV and STD infection. 


CDC HIV/STD Partner Services Recommendations 
The Recommendations for Partner Services Programs for HIV Infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection guide the delivery of partner services to those newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. 


CDC DIS STD Picture Card Set 
Printable cards illustrating symptoms of STDs. 


Field Use of the Rapid Syphilis Health Check (SHC) Test: Quality Assurance Plan (PDF) 
Outlines SHC test performance and quality control procedures using fingerstick whole blood specimens in a CLIA waived setting. 


DSHS Laboratory 


Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect of Children 
Information for health care providers. 


Technical Assistance 
Information for contractors. 


Records Retention 
DSHS guidelines for retaining records by contractors. 


Meetings and Conferences 
List of meetings and conferences which includes links to presentations and materials provided to participants. 


HIV/STD Educational Materials 
Listing of HIV/STD brochures, fact sheets, and videos available free of charge from DSHS.