• 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.

Epidemiology and Surveillance Training

Epidemiology and SurveillanceRequired Epidemiology and Surveillance Training for DSHS Internal Staff

CORE TRAINING - The list of required training for the HIV/STD workforce to be completed within the first year of employment.

HIV Surveillance Online Learning (TRAIN)

All HIV Surveillance staff should complete the HIV Surveillance Modules within their first two weeks of employment.

  • Module 1 - DSHS HIV and HIV Surveillance Overview
  • Module 2 - DSHS HIV Laboratory Tests 
  • Module 3 - DSHS HIV Surveillance Case Definition 
  • Module 4 - DSHS HIV THISIS  
  • Module 5 - DSHS Lab Management and Case Ascertainment  
  • Module 6 - DSHS Case Investigation and Reporting
  • Module 7 - DSHS Perinatal HIV Surveillance

Quarterly Surveillance Staff Training - Required once for new staff and recommend that old staff attend once.

Date Location Register
Quarterly Surveillance Staff Training Schedule
February 2020 ASH 634, Room 135 pending
April 2020 pending pending
July 2020 pending pending 
October 2020 pending pending 

Texas HIV Surveillance Symposium - The symposium is held bi-annually in Austin. The purpose of this symposium is to provide training and updates on HIV surveillance practices and activities in Texas. Please check this website periodically for new updates regarding this event.

SAS Training [SAS] (for central office staff only) - Please check with your supervisor about attending a SAS training prior to signing up for a course.


Data Literacy Resources - Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. Much like literacy as a general concept, data literacy focuses on the competencies involved in working with data.

Introduction to Hepatitis C Surveillance [TRAIN Texas] - This training will help participants describe HCV epidemiology in Texas and the United States, describe transmission and risk factors, summarize current HCV treatment, differentiate between chronic and acute HCV, classify HCV cases based on existing definitions, and list the required variables for acute HCV cases.

HIV Surveillance Manualin development

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Last updated July 14, 2020