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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    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.

Disease Reporting

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HIV/STD Reporting: Information for Texas Health Care Providers

Which sexually transmitted diseases do health care providers need to report in Texas?

Texas Law requires health care providers to report the following five sexually transmitted diseases:

HIV and AIDS  |  Syphilis  |  Chlamydia  |  Gonorrhea  |  Chancroid

NOTE: Communicable disease reporting is exempt from HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).



HIV and AIDS Reporting

How do I report HIV or AIDS cases among adults or adolescents ages 13 and older?

Submit a completed Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form (DSHS Stock No. ER13-13674) to your local reporting authority within seven calendar days.


What information should be included on the Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form?

  1. Demographics
  2. Residence at diagnosis
  3. Facility at diagnosis
  4. Personal history
  5. Lab tests
  6. Clinical status
  7. Medical treatment
  8. Testing and treatment history

Where can I get copies of the Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form?

Due to concerns about potential for misuse, HIV/STD reporting forms are not available on this website. To obtain this form, contact your local reporting authority. Find your local reporting authority by county in the Texas county listing.


How do I report HIV or AIDS cases among children ages 12 or younger?

Submit a completed Texas Pediatric HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form (DSHS Stock No. EF13-13675) to your local reporting authority within seven calendar days. The pediatric HIV/AIDS confidential case report form is used to report children under 13 years of age with HIV infection or AIDS, or for infants that may have been perinatally exposed, but are considered HIV indeterminate due to maternal antibodies.

Case report forms should be completed for each child born to an HIV infected mother (i.e. perinatally HIV exposed). Case report forms should also be completed for:

  1. Children that meet the pediatric AIDS case definition
  2. Children with confirmed HIV infection
  3. Children whose infection status has not yet been determined
  4. Children who have seroreverted (lost maternal antibodies)

Where can I get copies of the Texas Pediatric HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form?

Due to concerns about potential for misuse, HIV/STD reporting forms are not available on this website. To obtain this form, contact your local reporting authority listed by county.



Syphilis Reporting

How do I report primary and secondary syphilis cases?

Telephone your local reporting authority primary and secondary syphilis cases within one working day. In addition, submit a completed Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Form (DSHS Stock No. STD-27) to your local reporting authority within seven calendar days.

Healthcare providers are required to report each person who has or is suspected of having an STD by providing all of the information sought in the most current version of the STD-27 form, including the following:

  1. All chancroid, Chlamydia trachomatis, gonorrhea and syphilis infections
  2. All congenital syphilis infections
  3. Positive point of care tests for STDs (including HIV), for adults, adolescents and HIV-exposed infants

How do I report non-primary and non-secondary syphilis cases?

Submit a completed Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Form (DSHS Stock No. STD-27) to your local reporting authority within seven calendar days.

Healthcare providers are required to report each person who has or is suspected of having an STD by providing all of the information sought in the most current version of the STD-27 form, including the following:

  1. All chancroid, Chlamydia trachomatis, gonorrhea and syphilis infections
  2. All congenital syphilis infections
  3. Positive point of care tests for STDs (including HIV), for adults, adolescents and HIV-exposed infants

Where can I get copies of the Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Form (DSHS Stock No. STD-27)?

Due to concerns about potential for misuse, HIV/STD reporting forms are not available on this website. To obtain this form, contact your local reporting authority listed by county.



Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Chancroid Reporting

How do I report chlamydia, gonorrhea and chancroid cases?

Submit a completed Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Form (DSHS Stock No. STD-27) to your local reporting authority within seven calendar days.

Healthcare providers are required to report each person who has or is suspected of having an STD by providing all of the information sought in the most current version of the STD-27 form, including the following:

  1. All chancroid, Chlamydia trachomatis, gonorrhea and syphilis infections
  2. All congenital syphilis infections
  3. Positive point of care tests for STDs (including HIV), for adults, adolescents and HIV-exposed infants

Where can I get copies of the Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Form (DSHS Stock No. STD-27)?

Due to concerns about potential for misuse, HIV/STD reporting forms are not available on this website. To obtain this form, contact your local reporting authority listed by county.



HIV/STD Reporting for Laboratories

How do public health, hospital and commercial laboratories report the results for each person who has or is suspected of having an STD and/or is an HIV-exposed infant?

Submit a completed Notification of Laboratory Test Findings Indicating Presence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chancroid, HIV Infections or CD4 Counts Form (STD-28) to your local reporting authority.

This report form should be completed for the following:

  1. Any specimen derived from a human body, yielding microscopic, cultural, serological or any other evidence of an STD (including HIV)
  2. All CD4 T-lymphocyte (CD4) counts for adults and adolescents over the age of 12
  3. All HIV viral loads (both detectable and undetectable)
  4. Positive and negative HIV DNA or RNA virologic test results for infants up to 3 years of age
  5. Positive and negative confirmatory syphilis test results
  6. Syphilis laboratory test results within 3 working days
  7. HIV genotype resistance results (FASTA files)

Where can I get copies of the Notification of Laboratory Test Findings Indicating Presence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chancroid, HIV Infections or CD4 Counts Form (STD-28)?

Due to concerns about potential for misuse, HIV/STD reporting forms are not available on this website. To obtain this form, contact your local reporting authority listed by county.



HIV/STD Reporting by Insurance Companies

Insurance companies can use the Notification of Positive HIV Status Form to report a positive HIV test. The purpose of this form is for insurance companies to report of a positive HIV test for public health follow up and payment of the $25.00 processing fee to the DSHS fiscal department. To obtain this form, call Rebecca Bennett of DSHS at 512-533-3105.



Additional HIV/STD Reporting Information

Technical Assistance Bulletin: Reporting Rapid HIV Test Results

The purpose of this technical assistance bulletin (PDF : 14 kb) is to provide HIV/STD surveillance sites and HIV counseling and testing sites guidance for the reporting of preliminary positive rapid HIV test results.



Helpful Links Regarding HIV and STD Reporting



Last updated July 02, 2014