• 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.

HIV in Women


HIV in Women

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day [womenshealth.gov], a day to bring attention to how HIV affects the health and well-being of women and girls in the U.S.

  • A woman in Texas is diagnosed with HIV every 12 hours.
  • There are 22,200 women and girls in Texas who are living with HIV.
  • In 2018, women accounted for 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses.

Achieving Together [Achieving Together], the community’s plan to end the HIV epidemic in Texas, aims for 90% of all people living with HIV to have a diagnosis, for 90% of those diagnosed to be retained in treatment, and for 90% of those retained to have a suppressed viral load.

Progress Toward 90-90-90 Targets for Texas Women

For every 100 women in Texas with HIV: 89 know their status. For every 100 women in Texas with diagnosed HIV: 71 were retained in care. For every 100 women in Texas retained in care: 84 were virally suppressed.

These numbers are promising, but there is still more work to be done. Black women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, with diagnosis rates 11 higher than the rate in White women. Creating equitable access and outcomes requires coordinated efforts to eliminate stigma and to address the social forces such as poverty and housing insecurity that increase women’s vulnerability to HIV.

From 2010 to 2018, HIV diagnoses decreased 17% among women in Texas overall. But trends varied for different groups of women. Women overall: down 17% | Black/African American: down 27% | Hispanic/Latina: remained stable | White: remained stable | Women by age: 15-24: down 30%, 25-34: down 24%, 35-44: down 20%, 45+: remained stable

Join us in taking action to help all women gain the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves and their partners. We encourage you to use the infographics and  fact sheet on women and HIV in Texas to increase awareness and action to end HIV in Texas.

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Resources
Women and Girls were 1 in 6 Texans Diagnosed with HIV in 2018 Women and Girls were 1 in 6 Texans diagnosed with HIV in 2018
Women and Girls were 1 in 5 Texans living with HIV in 2018 Women and Girls were 1 in 5 Texans living with HIV in 2018
6 of 7 women diagnosed with HIV in Texas acquired HIV through sex with a man. 6 of 7 women diagnosed with HIV in Texas acquired HIV through sex with a man
From 2010 to 2018, HIV diagnoses decreased 17% among women in Texas overall. But trends varied for different groups of women. Women overall: down 17% | Black/African American: down 27% | Hispanic/Latina: remained stable | White: remained stable | Women by age: 15-24: down 30%, 25-34: down 24%, 35-44: down 20%, 45+: remained stable From 2010 to 2018, HIV diagnoses decreased 17% among women in Texas overall. But trends varied for different groups of women
AT THE END OF 2018 AN ESTIMATED 22,000 WOMEN IN TEXAS HAD HIV. 8 in 9 knew they had HIV. For every 100 women in Texas with HIV: 89 know their status. For every 100 women in Texas with diagnosed HIV: 71 were retained in care. For every 100 women in Texas retained in care: 84 were virally suppressed. At the end of 2018 an estimated 22,000 women in Texas had HIV. 8 in 9 knew they had HIV.
HIV and Women in Texas HIV and Women in Texas (PDF : 514 kB)

HIV and Women in Texas
HIV and Women in Texas
(PDF : 514 kB)



Last updated June 11, 2020