Approximately 18,000 Texans are unaware of their HIV infection.

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.

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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.
Learn More about HIV Testing Algorithm
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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 Recording: HIV Testing Technologies – Choosing an HIV Test


APLA-Shared ActionHD produced the webinar“HIV Testing Technologies: Choosing an HIV Test,” presented by Dr. Bernard M. Branson, a leading expert in the area of HIV testing. The webinar described general principles of HIV tests, provided an overview of how tests operate, addressed any limitations and misconceptions of HIV tests currently available, and discussed how the various tests differ.

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New FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Delays


CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity that describes diagnosis delays among persons infected with HIV: Vital Signs: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing and Diagnosis Delays — United States. This activity is intended for infectious disease clinicians, family medicine specialists, internists, nurses, pharmacists, public health officials, and other clinicians caring for patients with or at risk for HIV infection.

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