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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 - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Testing and Treatment Guidelines


The Department of State Health Services HIV/STD Program follows national guidelines in the care and treatment of HIV and STDs. These guidelines are developed by groups with national recognition as leaders in their respective fields and include the CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of AIDS Research Council, National Institute of Health, and the AIDS Education and Training Center. These links are provided as a care and treatment resource for physicians, healthcare professionals, and other health care consumers. Recommendations for care and treatment can change; consumers are encouraged to consult sources regularly for updates.

Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections

Cephalosporin-Resistant Gonorrhea Response Plan for Texas

    DSHS Dear Colleague Letter about Cephalosporin-Resistant Gonorrhea (PDF : 128 kb)

Sample Standing Delegation Orders for STD Clinicians (Word : 326 kb)

Oral Cephalosporins No Longer a Recommended Treatment for Gonococcal Infections (Update to CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010) [CDC]

The Emerging Threat of Untreatable Gonococcal Infection (New England Journal of Medicine) (PDF : 606 kb) (February 9, 2012)

STD Treatment Guidelines 2015 [CDC]

A Handbook for the Healthcare Professional: Guidelines and Recommendations for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission in Texas (PDF) [AETC] (January 29, 2010)

Public Health Service Task Force Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the United States (PDF) [The Body] (October 12, 2006)

Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral and Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women (PDF) [The Body] (November 9, 2001)

Last updated June 16, 2015