• 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.

HIV Core and Support Service Categories


The service categories below are fundable though Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B grant, DSHS State Services, and HOPWA formula funds awarded to the State only. Listed service categories may not fully reflect services fundable through other RWHAP Parts, direct HOPWA, or other funding sources. Certain services listed in Section 2 and all services listed in Section 3 are fundable only through DSHS State Service funds.

Each service at the subcategory level will allow entry of a total cost amount that is the result of the agency’s unit cost calculation outside the AIDS Regional Information and Evaluation System (ARIES) data system.

The service categories are subject to revision as new information, requirements, and/or guidance is received from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), the State of Texas, and/or DSHS.

Section 1. Core Medical Services
Section 2. Support Services
Section 3. Support Services (State Services Funds Only)
Section 4. Health Insurance Program (HIP)
Section 5. HOPWA
Section 6. Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)
Section 7. Universal Standards – Monitoring Tools – Templates
Section 8. DSHS Guidance on Telemedicine and Telehealth
Section 9. Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Templates and Resources

We are currently updating the FAQs for selected services in sections 1 and 2. We will post revised FAQs shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your local Administrative Agency or your DSHS Services Consultant.

Section 1. Core Medical Services
Service Category Revised
Early Intervention Services (Part B) 12/23/2020
Health Insurance Premium and Cost Sharing Assistance 12/23/2020
Home and Community-Based Health Services 12/23/2020
Home Health Care 12/23/2020
Hospice Services 12/23/2020
Local AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance (LPAP) 12/23/2020
Medical Case Management (including Treatment Adherence Services) 12/23/2020
Medical Nutritional Therapy 12/23/2020
Mental Health Services 12/23/2020
Oral Health Services 12/23/2020
Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services 12/23/2020
Substance Abuse Outpatient Care 12/23/2020

Section 2. Support Services
Some services listed here may not be funded with Ryan White Part B funds.
Service Category Revised
Child Care Services 12/23/2020
Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) 12/23/2020
Food Bank / Home-Delivered Meals 12/23/2020
Health Education / Risk Reduction (HE/RR) 12/23/2020
Housing Services 12/23/2020
Linguistic Services 12/23/2020
Medical Transportation Services 12/23/2020
Non-Medical Case Management 12/23/2020
Other Professional Services 12/23/2020
Outreach Services 12/23/2020
Psychosocial Support Services 12/23/2020
Referral For Health Care and Support Services 12/23/2020
Rehabilitation Services 12/23/2020
Respite Care 12/23/2020
Substance Abuse Services (Residential) 12/23/2020

Section 3. Support Services (State Services Funds Only)
These services may not be funded with Ryan White Part B funds.
Service Category Revised
Other Services
Activities not associated with current HRSA Service Categories to be provided under this service category. Activities must be approved by DSHS prior to allocating State Service funds.
N/A

Section 4. Health Insurance Programs (HIP)
Health insurance payments made with Ryan White CARE Act funds should be reported under the CARE/HIPP; health insurance payments made with State Services funds should be reported under the State Services - Insurance.
Service Category CARE/HIPP & State Services Insurance ARIES Service Units
Outpatient / Ambulatory Medical Care - Revised 3/31/2017
Co-payments for Outpatient / Ambulatory Medical Care Services when a client has private insurance.
Ambulatory/Outpatient Medical Care Per payment
Dermatology Per payment
Infectious Disease Per payment
Neurology Per payment
Ob/Gyn Per payment
Oncology Per payment
Opthamaology Per payment
Other Specialty Per payment
Radiology Per payment
Laboratory - Service Per payment
CD-4 T-Cell Count Per payment
Viral Load Test Per payment
Insurance – Medical
Premium and deductible payments for a client’s medical insurance with a private insurance provider. Do not report payments to public payers (e.g. Medicare/Medicaid) here.
Deductible Payment Per payment
Premium Payment Per month
Oral Health Care
Co-payments for Oral Health Care when a client has private dental insurance.
Routine Treatment Per payment
Prophylaxis Per payment
Specialty Per payment
Insurance – Oral Health Care
Premium and deductible payments to a private insurer for dental insurance.
Deductible Payment Per payment
Premium Payment Per month
AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance (Local) (not Medicare, Medicaid or Part D)
Co-payments for a client’s medications when a client has drug coverage from a private insurer.
Co-Payment Per prescription
Insurance - Prescription Drugs (not Medicare, Medicaid or Part D)
Premium and deductible payments for prescription drug benefits with a private insurer.
Deductible Payment Per payment
Premium Payment Per month
Medicare/Medicaid Supplement
Premium, deductible or co-payments to Medicare/Medicaid.
Deductible Payment Per payment
Co-Payment Per payment
Premium Payment Per month
Deductible Payment – Part D Per payment
Co-Payment – Part D Per payment
Premium Payment – Part D Per month
Other Health Insurance
Premium, deductible or co-payments to other health insurers.
Deductible Payment Per payment
Co-Payment Per payment
Premium Payment Per month

Section 5. HOPWA
The goals of the DSHS HOPWA Program are to help low-income persons living with HIV and their households establish or maintain affordable and stable housing, reduce their risk of homelessness, and improve their access to health care and supportive services. HOPWA Project Sponsors can visit the DSHS HOPWA Program page for information and resource materials applicable to the activities they are carrying out.

The service categories below are funded through annual formula grants to the State from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They may not reflect services funded through other Ryan White Program Parts, direct HOPWA, or other funding sources. Certain services listed in Section 2 and all services listed in Section 3 are funded only through DSHS State Service funds.

Each service at the subcategory level will allow entry of a total cost amount that is the result of the agency’s unit cost calculation outside the data management system AIDS Regional Information and Evaluation System (ARIES).

The service categories are subject to revision as new information and guidance is received from HUD.

Service Category Subcategories ARIES Service Units
Permanent Housing Placement (PHP)
Assistance for reasonable security deposits, not to exceed the amount equal to 2 months of rent, and related application fees and credit checks.
Permanent Housing Placement Per payment

Short-Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU)
Housing subsidy for short-term rent, mortgage and utility payments to prevent homelessness of the tenant or mortgagor of a dwelling. This program provides assistance for a period not to exceed 21 weeks (147 days) worth of assistance in any 52 week period. These payments are for eligible individuals and their household beneficiaries who are already in housing and who are at risk of becoming homeless. STRUM was previously known as Emergency Assistance.

Short Term Rental Assistance Per payment
Mortgage Assistance Per payment
Utility Assistance Per payment

Supportive Services
Assistance for case management, basic telephone service and provision of smoke detectors. May be provided in conjunction with HOPWA housing assistance or as a stand alone service (Supportive Services Only).

Case Management Per 15 Minutes
Smoke Detectors Per payment
Telephone Service Per payment
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Housing subsidy for tenant based rental assistance, including assistance for shared housing arrangements. It assists income eligible clients and their beneficiaries with rent and utilities until they are able to secure affordable, stable housing. TBRA was previously known as Rental Assistance.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Per payment

Section 6. Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)

Service Category Revised
Health Education-Risk Reduction (HERR) 5/11/2020
Outreach Services 5/11/2020

Section 7. Universal Standards – Monitoring Tools – Templates
Tools
Universal Standards 
Service Standards Review Crosswalk 2020 (XLS)
DSHS Master Service Category Monitoring Tools 2021 (XLS)
DSHS Master Service Category Monitoring Tools 2020 (XLS)
DSHS MAI Monitoring Tools (XLS)
HOPWA Monitoring Tool (XLS)

Section 8. DSHS Guidance on Telemedicine and Telehealth
Guidance and Resources
DSHS Telemedicine Guidance with COVID-19 Modifications
DSHS Telemedicine Users Guide and FAQs

Section 9. Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Templates and Resources
Tools and Resources
2021 Ryan White Part-B/State Services Program Monitoring - Evaluation and Deficiency Response Plan (PDF)

Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Template - A provider or agency may use their own CAP template with approval of their Administrative Agency (AA)

Sample Chart Check Tool (XLS)


Last updated June 4, 2021