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Texas HIV-STD Prevention Plan 2011


TxCPG Releases 2011 Statewide Prevention Plan

The Texas HIV/STD Prevention Community Planning Group (TxCPG) is pleased to release the 2011 HIV/STD Prevention Plan. This plan informs DSHS and other interested stakeholders about the TxCPG’s recommendations for HIV/STD prevention services in Texas.

Five years in the making, the new statewide plan supplants the six regional prevention plans created by the regional planning bodies prior to their dissolution in 2006. TxCPG collaborated with DSHS HIV/STD Program staff and the University of Texas at Austin HIV Research Team to create a plan that provides the building blocks of a comprehensive, coordinated approach to HIV/STD prevention activities across the state.

In addition to fulfilling the CDC’s mandate for states to identify priority populations at high risk for HIV/STD and plan for interventions proven effective in addressing the risk behaviors of these populations, the new plan significantly expands the potential reach of prevention by considering strategies that address HIV/STD at all levels of society. The plan is intended to be multi-functional and useful to administrators, community-based organizations, clinicians, health department officials and anyone else with an abiding interest in HIV/STD prevention.

The TxCPG welcomes feedback on the plan. Please send comments or questions to Rosa Laura Valdez, DSHS Prevention Planning Coordinator.

Texas HIV/STD Prevention Plan 2011

Download Entire Plan (PDF : 7,937 kb)

Executive Summary (PDF : 187 kb)
The executive summary provides an overview of key points, themes, and highlights from the plan.

Introduction to the Texas HIV/STD Prevention Plan and Planning Process (PDF : 82 kb)
The introduction explains the purpose and goals of both the TxCPG and the plan itself.

Chapter 1 – Texas Epidemiological Profile At A Glance (PDF : 152 kb)
Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the DSHS HIV/STD epidemiological data used by the TxCPG to guide the development of the plan.

Chapter 2 – Community Planning, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and ECHPP (PDF : 83 kb)
Chapter 2 addresses how the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Enhanced Community HIV Prevention Plan (ECHPP) influence prevention planning in Texas.

Chapter 3 – Broadening the Approach to HIV Prevention (PDF : 1,008 kb)
Traditionally, HIV prevention has focused on individual and interpersonal approaches to behavior change; high-risk individuals attend counseling or groups. While individual and group-level interventions have been quite effective, behavior occurs within a context. While behaviors have remained much the same, the context for HIV has shifted throughout the epidemic, creating a need for innovative approaches. Chapter 3 discusses TxCPG’s realization of the need for multi-level interventions. This chapter provides an understanding of how TxCPG incorporated the use of a socio-ecological approach into HIV/STD prevention and intervention. The All Things Considered Committee of TxCPG Identified eight subject areas for analysis and developed Action Briefs to guide multi-level interventions for each area. Their work is congruent with the cross-cutting issues of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Chapter 4 – Priority Populations and Current Prevention Interventions (PDF : 463 kb)
Chapter 4 reports the findings of the TxCPG’s Population and Assessment and Intervention Review Committees. Priority populations were identified, the existing evidence based interventions in the CDC Compendium were systematically evaluated, and the interventions were matched to priority population groups. A resource inventory of all federal, state, and (to the extent possible) local monies spent on HIV prevention compiled by the Intervention Review Committee Shows the landscape for prevention in Texas.

Chapter 5 – Next Steps (PDF : 381 kb)
Chapter 5 discusses significant influences on the future of HIV/STD prevention and provides insight into the future by outlining the next steps. Also addressed in this chapter is the ongoing influence of the National Strategy and ECHHP, including the prioritization of populations and types of interventions identified for high prevalence areas. This chapter expresses TxCPG’s commitment to moving the prevention agenda forward to actualize HIV prevention intervention across multiple levels.

In this chapter, you will find:

5.1  The Future of HIV Prevention
5.2  Carrying Forward the Lens of the Socio-Ecological Model
5.3  Interventions
5.4  Evaluation of HIV/STD Prevention Community Planning
5.5  Acknowledgements

Appendix (PDF : 5,857 kb)

  • Priority Population Narratives
  • Strategic Plan for HIV Prevention among Gay Men and Other MSM In Texas (Draft)
  • Partner Services
  • Membership Information
  • Comprehensive Prevention Resources Inventory*
  • 2010 Texas Integrated Epidemiological Profile for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Services Planning in Texas**
  • Letter of Concurrence
  • Intervention Review Main Document
  • Intervention Review Index

*The Comprehensive Prevention Resources Inventory will be available soon on the DSHS HIV/STD Program website.

**Available online at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/reports/

Last updated April 23, 2014