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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

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program

    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.

Resources for HIV Medical and Psychosocial Support Services Contractors


Clinical Resources

HIV Medical and Support Service Categories (formerly known as the Taxonomy)
HIV services taxonomy for data collection/reporting and unit cost calculation of HIV-related medical and support services.

Clinical Resources
Includes links to HIV/STD standards and procedures.

Texas HIV Case Management
A review of case management of HIV disease in Texas.

Testing and Treatment Guidelines
CDC standards for the treatment of HIV and STDs.

HIV Services Program Reports
Required contractor forms used to collect and maintain relevant data.

HIV Nucleic Acid Amplified Testing (NAAT)
NAAT in Texas and the acute phase of HIV infection.

Quality Management
Guidance for quality assurance and quality improvement.

Services Directory
Directory of HIV and STD services available in Texas.

Texas HIV Medication Program
State ADAP program.

HIV Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)
Assistance in referring eligible clients to patient assistance programs. (HIV PAP information for consumers)



HOPWA Program Requirements and Guidance
Guidance for programs providing HOPWA services.

HOPWA Manual (Word : 392 kb)
Outlines the program rules and provides guidance for HOPWA.


Reports and Planning

Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) (PDF : 364 kb)
Process used to identify and provide suggested strategies to address HIV care issues.

Texas Statewide Plan for Delivery of HIV Medical and Psychosocial Support Services (PDF : 615 kb)
Tool used to prioritize and direct service for the next three years.


Other Resources

Ryan White Part B Services Allocations (2012) (PDF : 12 kb)
Estimated available Ryan White Part B services allocations for April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

HIV Prevention Awards
List of agencies contracted by DSHS.

HIV/STD Educational Materials
Listing of HIV/STD materials available free of charge from DSHS.

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

Program Evaluation Tools
Program evaluation tools used by DSHS.

Records Retention
DSHS guidelines for retaining records by contractors.

Resource Links
A resource list of websites that may be helpful for physicians, contractors, or clients.

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

Technical Assistance Bulletins
Information for contractors.


Last updated February 27, 2015