• 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.

Laws, Rules, and Authorization

Texas Rules and Regulations

Texas Statutes [Texas Legislature]
This statutory database is jointly maintained by the Texas Legislative Council and West Publishing Company. Direct links to specific codes most relevant to the HIV/STD Program are provided below.

Texas Administrative Code [Texas Secretary of State]

Health and Safety Code [Texas Legislature]

Family Code [Texas Legislature]

Code of Criminal Procedure [Texas Legislature]

Penal Code [Texas Legislature]

Civil Practice and Remedies Code [Texas Legislature]

Insurance Code [Texas Legislature]

Occupations Code [Texas Legislature]

Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership [TMHP]
TMHP is a group of contractors under the leadership of Accenture. Accenture administers Texas Medicaid and other state health-care programs on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Texas Register [Texas Secretary of State]

General Provisions for Grant Contracts

Uniform Grant Management Standards (PDF) [Texas Comptroller]

DSHS Disease Reporting and Investigational Materials

Compendium of State HIV Testing Laws (PDF) [UCSF]


State Bills and Acts

General Appropriations Act [LBB]
State appropriations information is available through the Legislative Budget Board web site. The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) is a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops recommendations for legislative appropriations for all agencies of state government.

Medical Practice Act, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 151 [Texas Legislature]

Texas Pharmacy Act, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 551 [Texas Legislature]
Regulations relating to the sale, delivery, or distribution of prescription drugs and devices.

Public Information, Government Code Chapter 552 [Texas Legislature]

Texas Legislature

Information on bills and amendments as well as legislative and committee calendars.

Texas Legislature Online [Texas Legislature]

Texas Senate [Texas Senate]

Texas House of Representatives [Texas House]

Agencies of the State of Texas

Office of the Attorney General [OAG]

State of Texas Government Information [Texas.gov]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission [Texas State Library]

Texas Records and Information Locator Service (TRAIL) [Texas State Library]

State and Local Records Management [Texas State Library]
The State and Local Records Management page provides state agency and local government records management officers and others involved in government records management ready access to laws, regulations, and other resources for records management in state agencies and local governments of Texas.

Legislative Budget Board [LBB]

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of Insurance [TDI]

State of Texas - List of Agencies, Commissions, and Universities [Texas State Library]

The Supreme Court of Texas [Supreme Court of Texas]

Federal Rules and Regulations

Direct links to specific U.S. rules and regulations such as the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, OMB Circulars, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, and many more.

FedLaw [FedLaw]

Code of Federal Regulations [National Archives]
Text of public regulations issued by agencies of the Federal government.

United States Code [U.S. House of Representatives]  

U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) [GPO]
Looking for information from the federal Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, or the Judicial Branch, then this is the site you want to visit. Once you've reached this destination, learn more about how the federal government operates.

Federal Bills and Acts

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Legislation [HRSA]

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest Federal program focused specifically on providing HIV care and treatment services to people living with HIV. Working with cities, states and local community-based organizations, the Program provides a comprehensive system of care for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. A smaller but critical portion is used to fund technical assistance, clinical training, and the development of innovative models of care.

U.S. Congress

The United States House of Representatives [U.S. House]

The United States Senate [U.S. Senate]

Bill Summary & Status [Congress.gov]

Agencies of the Federal Government

United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) [DHHS]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [CDC]

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) [HRSA]

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [HUD]

HIV/STD Program Security and Confidentiality Resources

HIV/STD Security Policies and Procedures

Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) [HHS.gov]

HIPAA and HIV [HHS.gov]

Texas State Business and Commerce Code: Unauthorized Use of Identifying Information (ID Theft) [Texas Legislature]

Last updated April 19, 2021