• 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.

HIV Cluster and Outbreak Detection and Response - Provider Resources


HIV cluster patients should be cared for the same as every other person living with HIV (PLWH). It is important to continue to stress the importance of HIV care and reaching viral suppression as well as educating on safe sexual practices.

Testing and Treatment

DSHS follows national guidelines in the care and treatment of HIV and STDs. Please refer to the Testing and Treatment page for more information on HIV testing and treatment guidelines.

Additionally, you may refer to this HIV Cluster Detection and Response plan for more specific information regarding clusters.

Reporting HIV Clusters

If you suspect an increase in new diagnoses in your area or clinic, please report this spike to hivstd@dshs.texas.gov. Please include information on your location and any additional details about the increase in diagnoses including trends in demographics or risk patterns.

Link to DIS/Provider reporting guidelines document (Not sure which document this is)

Materials for Patients



Last updated August 24, 2021