CDC and USPSTF recommend routine HIV screening in medical settings.

Video: Intro to Implementing Routine HIV Testing in Texas Course

Intro to Implementing Routine HIV Testing in Texas Course – Watch Video on YouTube

A brief overview of the DSHS online course covering the best ways to implement routine HIV testing.

Part of the Plan: National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Part of the Plan: National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Routine HIV screening is a key recommended action in the national goal of making infection rare.

Join Us to Help Fight HIV

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We can unite to end HIV by ensuring that everyone knows their HIV status. Those who know they have HIV make choices to protect themselves and others.

Do You Know How HIV Affects Your Community?

 

By the end of 2016, there were 86,669 Texans known to be living with a diagnosis of HIV.

This is an increase of 25 percent in the past five years. Growth is primarily due to advances in the effectiveness of HIV treatment and increases in the number and proportion of persons living with HIV (PLWH) who are receiving effective treatment. New diagnoses made each year has been stable over the past decade, with 4,493 new diagnoses in 2016.

To learn more, access our interactive map of Texas which provides county-level HIV data and allows you to visually explore how HIV is affecting your community.

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Statistical Map of HIV in Texas

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Implementation checklist - The essential elements needed to implement routine HIV screening as a standard of care in your practice.
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HIV testing algorithm - A visual chart describing the current recommended testing procedure to diagnose HIV.
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USPSTF grade A recommendation for routine HIV screening - Encourages clinicians to screen adolescents and adults ages 15 to 65.
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Webinar: After Repeal and Replace: Navigating Healthcare Access and Coverage in a Volatile 2018 Marketplace


After a year of repeal and replace efforts in Congress, enrollees and community advocates are preparing for the 2018 health care open enrollment period. With substantially higher premiums, health plan exits, uncertainty around subsidies, shorter enrollment periods, and less money being spent on advertising, 2018 is projected to present new barriers to ensuring access to healthcare.

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Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges


This activity is intended for primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, and public health and preventive medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to improve recognition among primary care providers of patients who could benefit from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications.

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