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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.

Communicable Disease Management in Texas - Resources for Texas CD Managers


HANSEN’S DISEASE (see fact sheet)

DSHS Hansen’s Disease Program - www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/hansens - Basic information on Hansen’s disease, frequently asked questions, Hansen’s disease forms, information on reporting in Texas, links to other sources of information.

National Hansen’s Disease Program - www.hrsa.gov/hansens - Comprehensive information on the National Hansen’s Disease Program, History of the Hansen’s Disease Program, Hansen’s disease information, frequently asked questions, diagnosis and management, data and statistics, National Hansen’s Disease Clinical Center, ambulatory care clinics, training for health professionals, research, lower extremity amputation prevention, biopsies, skin smears, treatment regimens, monitoring of treatment.

World Health Organization - www.who.int/topics/leprosy/en  - World health perspective on leprosy, elimination strategy, WHO multidrug therapy regime, monitoring and evaluation by endemic countries, research, links and resources.


ADULT HEPATITIS B AND C (see fact sheet)

DSHS Hepatitis C Prevention Program - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/info/hcv - Basic information on hepatitis C and links to hepatitis C resources.

DSHS Hepatitis Surveillance and Reporting - www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/hepatitis - Basic information on hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, including data, reporting and surveillance information.

TRAIN Texas - Basics of Hepatitis Course - tx.train.org - Hepatitis Basics is an online course, that takes approximately 4 hours to complete, that covers the basics of disease transmission, prevention and treatment for Hepatitis A, B, and C.

Texas Hepatitis Network - texashepatitisnetwork.org - Texas Liver Coalition website that includes hepatitis testing, vaccination and treatment resources.  Includes presentations from Texas Viral Hepatitis Summits.

HCV Advocate - hcvadvocate.org - Latest information on hepatitis C, training and educational materials.


PERINATAL HEPATITIS B (see fact sheet)

DSHS Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Key points, statistics, program manual, reporting, and conference presentations.

A Training Series for Coordinators and Case Managers
Case Identification, Case Management, Assessment and Evaluation, and Delivery Hospital as Safety Net.

Hepatitis B and Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy and Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B and Moms to Be

Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator Resource Center

State Coordinators for Perinatal Hep B

Hep B Moms

Recommendations, Resources, and General Information from IAC


HIV/STD (see fact sheet)

HIV/STD Prevention and Intervention

DSHS HIV/STD Program - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/info/about.shtm - Program responsibilities and overall mission statement.

DSHS HIV/STD Website Topic and Document Index - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/topics.shtm

DSHS HIV/STD Program Operating Procedures and Standards - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/pops/

Resources for STD Prevention Contractors - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/contractor/stdprevention.shtm

Laws, Rules and Authorization - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/policy/laws.shtm - Texas Statutes, Administrative Codes and Health and Safety Codes.

HIV/STD Planning - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/planning/

Texas HIV/STD Surveillance and Epidemiology Reports - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/reports/

HIV/STD Insider - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/news/ - Headlines from the DSHS HIV/STD Program. 

CDC Division of STD Prevention - www.cdc.gov/std/ - Links to disease specific information and fact sheets, publications, products, program tools, projects and initiatives, and data and statistics.

CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention - www.cdc.gov/hiv/

Record Retention - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/retention/ - The Records Management system is in place to assist with maintaining efficient, cost effective records management procedures for all state records. Use the links below to look up retention schedules for various state records.

HIV/STD Services

HIV/STD Service Directory - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/services/service.shtm - Include hundreds of agencies in Texas that provide HIV/AIDS and STD services such as medical care, testing, treatment, and education.

CDC 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines - www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/ - Includes links to webinars, podcasts and Dear Colleague Letter.

Clinical Guidelines - www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/

Recommendations for Partner Services Programs for HIV Infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5709a1.htm - CDC recommendations to guide the delivery of partner services to those newly diagnosed with STDs, including HIV.

Resources for HIV Medical and Psychosocial Support Services Contractors - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/contractor/hivmedical.shtm - Clinical resources, HOPWA, reports and planning.

Texas HIV Medication Program - www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/meds/ - Links to guidelines, program application, formulary and pharmacy guidelines.

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center  - www.nccc.ucsf.edu/consultation_library/state_hiv_testing_laws/ - The Compendium of State HIV Testing Laws describes key state HIV testing laws and policies. In addition, the NCCC operates the Warmline to provide advice on HIV management, including antiretroviral treatment; the National Clinicians’ Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) to provide advice on managing occupational exposures to HIV and hepatitis; and the National Perinatal Consultation and Referral Service (Perinatal HIV Hotline) that provides consultation on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Health Care Reform:  Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Reform Source - healthreform.kff.org
State Health Facts - www.statehealthfacts.org


REFUGEE HEALTH (see fact sheet)

DSHS Refugee Health Program - www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/refugee health/ - Program overview, statistics, reporting, contact information for DSHS and local programs, and additional resource links.

Refugee Health Information Network - rhin.org - Provider information on refugee populations, refugee health, and translated health information for patients. The Emerging Populations section is a great place to start.

CDC Refugee Health Guidelines - www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/refugee-guidelines.html - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for domestic refugee health screenings.

Office of Refugee Resettlement - www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/index.html - Information on the resettlement of refugees in the United States, funding, data, benefits, and resources.


TUBERCULOSIS (see fact sheet)

DSHS Tuberculosis Program
Program overview, statistics, reporting, contact information for DSHS and local programs, and additional resource links.

Forms used in the DSHS TB Program

CDC TB Resources
Information on TB in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC TB Correctional Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for TB prevention and control in correctional facilities.

Worldwide TB Information
Worldwide TB information from the World Health Organization.

Last updated December 12, 2012