• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program – This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, and TB 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, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Test Texas HIV Coalition Meeting 2013


The Test Texas HIV Coalition Meeting was held May 3, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. Presentations for this meeting are found below.

Welcome (PDF) Ann S. Robbins, Ph.D., Manager, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, DSHS, Austin, Texas
Routine HIV Testing in Texas: Data Overview (PDF) Karalee Poschman, M.P.H., Routine Testing Evaluator, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, DSHS, Austin, Texas
A Clinician’s Role in Destigmatizing HIV Diagnosis and Treatment (PDF) Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, United Medical Center, Washington, DC
Utilizing Electronic Health Records to Order, Report and Evaluate Routine HIV Testing (PDF) James L. Holly, M.D., CEO, Southeast Texas Medical Associates, Beaumont, Texas
Staff Development and Training: Sustaining Routine HIV Testing (PDF) Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, United Medical Center, Washington, DC
Tamesha Scott, HIV Educator-Linkage to Care Coordinator, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
Tonya Burris, B.S.N., R.N., Director of Clinical Program, FFACTS Clinic, University Health Systems, San Antonio, Texas
How and Where Service Linkage Fits in a Routine HIV Screening Program (PDF)
HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care (PDF)
Nancy Miertschin, M.P.H., HIV Projects Manager, Thomas Street Health Center, Harris Health Systems, Houston, Texas
Tamesha Scott, HIV Educator-Linkage to Care Coordinator, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
Cordella Lyon, R.N., HIV Screening Coordinator, Baptist Hospitals of South East Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Updates – Looking Forward (PDF) Isabel Clark, M.A., R.D., Routine HIV Testing Consultant, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, DSHS, Austin, Texas
New HIV Testing Algorithms and Methods (PDF) Jenny R. McFarlane, Routine HIV Testing and Perinatal Prevention Coordinator, DSHS, Austin, Texas
Pushker Raj, Ph.D., Serological Analysis Group, DSHS Laboratory, DSHS, Austin, Texas
Closing Remarks Janna Zumbrun, M.S.S.W., Acting Assistant Commissioner, Disease Control and Prevention Services, DSHS, Austin, Texas



Last updated May 21, 2021