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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

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    DSHS strives to respond to all email requests in a timely manner. It is important to note, however, that messages that you send to us by email may not be secure and may be intercepted by a third party. Therefore, we recommend that you do not send any confidential health information to us by email.

HIV Treatment and Care Track Priority Topics


The committee suggests these possible topics:

  • Assessing mental health and substance abuse treatment needs
  • Making successful referrals to mental health, substance abuse, and oral health services
  • The importance of oral health services
  • Bridging diagnosis and treatment
  • Practices promoting successful care teams – integrated roles
  • Using peer navigators/advocates
  • When to start treatment, what to start with
  • Treatment options for treatment naive/treatment experienced
  • Salvage treatment
  • Resistance testing (advanced/beginner)
  • New ARVs
  • Pharmacogenomics and investigational ARVs
  • Long term effects of HAART
  • Medical case management
  • Sequencing existing ARV regimens
  • Benefits of investigational drugs over current arsenal
  • Aging and HIV issues
  • Neurocognitive complications/disorders
  • Changes in federal treatment guidelines
  • Maternal child transmission
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • HPV infection and HIV risk
  • HSV and HIV risk
  • Treatment de-intensification
  • Determining therapeutic efficacy, failure or toxicity
  • Treatment as prevention/ test and treat models and implications for both treatment and prevention
  • Novel treatments
  • HIV pathogenesis (beginner and advanced)
  • Strategies for administering ARVs to simplify treatment, avoid toxicity and increase convenience
  • Metabolic syndromes – diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver failure
  • Bone disorders/bone density
  • Anal cancer in men who have sex with men
  • Inflammation and HIV
  • Resistance
  • Adherence strategies
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Access to care and treatment
  • Retention in care and treatment
  • Post incarcerated care
  • Liver transplantation and HIV
  • What will HIV treatment look like in the future?

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Last updated February 22, 2011