• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email 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.

Border Report Section 2 - HIV, STDs, and TB in the Texas-Mexico Border Region


Texas shares the longest border with Mexico of any state in the U.S. Of 254 counties in Texas, 32 (12.6%) lie within 100 miles of the Texas-Mexico border (See Figure 1 below). This diverse region ranges from rural, sparsely populated counties to large urban areas such as El Paso. Due to unique demographic and geographic characteristics, the epidemiology of HIV, STDs, and TB along the Texas-Mexico border counties often differ from the rest of the state. For the purposes of this report, the Texas-Mexico border region is defined as any county having a border that lies within 100 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. This definition is used by the Ryan White HIV Program to designate geographic areas for receipt of funding. This report will compare health statistics for the Texas-Mexico border region with other designated Emerging Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs).

Figure 1. Counties in the Texas-Mexico Border Region
Figure 1. Counties in the Texas-Mexico Border Region - an image of the Texas counties within 100 miles of the Texas-Mexico border.



Border Report

Table of Contents | Executive Summary | HIV, STDs, and TB in the Texas-Mexico Border Region | Population and Demographics of the Texas-Mexico Border Region | HIV Diagnoses and People Living with HIV | Sexually Transmitted Diseases | Tuberculosis


Last updated June 17, 2020