HIV in Texas

By the end of 2019, there were 97,844 Texans known to be living with a diagnosis of HIV.

Over the past ten years, the number of Texans living with diagnosed HIV infections has increased by 4% annually. Growth is primarily due to advances in the effectiveness of HIV treatment and increases in the number and proportion of persons living with HIV (PLWH) who are receiving effective treatment. New diagnoses made each year has been relatively stable over the past decade, with 4,203 new diagnoses in 2019.

To learn more, access our map of Texas which provides county-level HIV data and allows you to visually explore how HIV is affecting your community.

Reducing new HIV infections in Texas depends on coordinated efforts to identify persons who are unaware of their infection and to ensure persons living with HIV are referred to and retained in HIV medical care. Routine HIV screening is key to stopping HIV in Texas.

For more information on HIV in Texas, read the reports below:


TestTexas HIV Coalition logo

Approximately 18,000 Texans are unaware of their HIV infection.

Knowledge is power. Learning one’s positive serostatus is the first step for newly diagnosed HIV patients to get linked to care and treated early in the disease process with the potential to have a nearly normal lifespan.
- C. Everett Koop, Former Surgeon General of the United States

Last updated May 24, 2021