• 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.

Procedures for Submitting a Notification Request to the Internet Partner Specialist (City of Houston HD)

  • During the interview session the DIS will inquire about partners the client has met online


  • DIS will document the screen name(s) and which social networking website(s) the infected client communicates with the exposed contact


  • DIS will email the IPS; and the DIS supervisor with the contact’s information (i.e. Screen name, website, i.e. Biglarry @ manhunt). DIS should ”cc” Larry Prescott.


  • DIS should provide the IPS codes only to assist in identifying the nature of notification (P1 to 700; S3 to 900, etc.)


  • DIS should include contact information for themselves and their Supervisor (Office and cell numbers, email addresses)


  • The IPS will, within 1 business day, log into the website, search for the profile, send them a message informing the partner of the urgent health matter and specify that the partner needs to contact the DIS directly


  • The IPS with conduct follow-up, within 2 business days of notifying a contact, with the investigating agency to determine if the contact responded to the initial message and decide whether a follow-up message is necessary


  • The IPS will, within 7 business days from the request for notification, contact the investigating agency to determine if the contact was seen by a health care agency


  • Disposition of contacts in less than 7 days should be reported to the IPS immediately


  • DIS and FLS are encouraged to forward the IPS any additional websites clients provide during interviews in order to establish a statewide profile for that site.


Last updated June 9, 2020