• 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.

Core Training

Core Training
Required Training and Resources for Providers and Internal Staff

- To be completed within the first year of employment

HIV Navigation in Texas (HNT) – This blended learning series (a combination of web-based and virtual training) helps providers learn about successful linkage and maintenance of clients in HIV/STD prevention, care, and treatment services, including PrEP, all of which are important elements of the plan to end the HIV epidemic.

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training – Training that focuses on skills and knowledge that value diversity, recognize and respond to cultural differences, increase awareness of cultural norms and helps increase culturally competent care for diverse clientele especially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and other sexual minorities. New employees are required to complete this training within the first year of employment. Both virtual and web-based training is available.

Social Determinants of Health – An understanding of social determinants is essential to the implementation of effective HIV treatment or prevention interventions. There are two options to complete the Social Determinants of Health training requirement. New employees can choose the option that works best for them. The first is a one hour training from the California Prevention and Training Center. It includes an overview of social determinants, their relevance to health disparities, and their particular importance in understanding HIV in the US today. The second option is a toolkit providing an overview of Social Determinants of Health and approaches for reducing HIV-related disparities and their collective impact on vulnerable populations. Strategies in this toolkit can be used to increase awareness and direct prevention initiatives. We recommend that all employees complete both options at their convenience.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) – TIC training increases awareness and understanding of the impact of violence, abuse, neglect, and adversity on the health of patients/clients. New employees are required to complete trauma informed care training within the first year of employment. There is a virtual course available as well as two online courses that can meet the requirement when both are completed.

Health Equity Training – For new employees who have never received health equity training or education in college or other professional training settings, it is strongly recommended they study the resources available on the Achieving Together website within the first year of employment.

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Last updated March 17, 2021