• 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.

Training - Health Equity

Training Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides the following definition of Health Equity: “Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.”

Principles of Health Equity – A course designed to help learners remove stigma while providing culturally affirming prevention, care, and treatment services. The course defines sexual health equity, describes the relationship between social determinants of equity and health inequities, and identifies three ways to apply a resiliency framework to prevent health inequities. Continuing education credits are available for this free, self-paced, online course.

Achieving Health Equity – Health equity resources from the HIV Syndicate including resources for you, your family and friends, your organization and your community.

Roots of Health Inequity – This course is not required but offers intensive Web-Based training for the Public Health Workforce for those who have time to complete the training. It offers health department staff a place to investigate the relationship between social injustice—the fundamental cause of health inequities—and everyday public health practice.


Health Equity Workshops are available by request. Contact:

Christopher Allen, MBA
Health Equity Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology & Health Education


Last updated May 24, 2021