Essential Resources page is devoted to the essential resources and implementation tools needed to establish a sustainable routine HIV screening program in your healthcare organization. Topics include Texas law related to HIV testing and reporting, testing technology, billing and reimbursement, referral essentials including medical and other support services, as well as HIV clinician hotlines. Learn … Continue reading Essential Resources
Share the materials with fellow clinicians and administrators, encouraging them to adopt routine screening as a standard of care. We included the Dear Colleague Letter so you could personalize your message, telling others about the important role they can play in decreasing the number of people living with HIV in Texas. See all the resources … Continue reading Ambassador Tool Kit
The Department of State Health Services will host the 2016 Test Texas Coalition Summit on May 12-13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to convene DSHS Routine HIV Screening contractors and key stakeholders to review and discuss current issues related to Routine HIV Screening program implementation and sustainability. Day one of … Continue reading Test Texas Summit
Anthony Fauci summarizes recent research on the timing of ART and the efficacy of PrEP for prevention in this New England Journal of Medicine article. He calls for the resources and political will to increase HIV testing and treatment globally. Learn More about ART Program
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a draft statement assigning a grade A recommendation to screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the general population 15 to 65 years of age.
Over the past few decades, one of the most perplexing questions in global health is how to stop HIV.
There have been campaigns involving condoms, abstinence and even the circumcision of all men younger than 46. But one relatively new strategy, called treatment as prevention, is causing quite a buzz.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is poised to release recommendations on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that will endorse the routine testing of adults and adolescents, a position first adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2006.
Of the more than 1 million people in the U.S. infected with HIV, nearly half are black men, women and children — even though blacks make up about 13 percent of the population.
In early 1981, when I was designated as surgeon general, I had never heard about AIDS. No one had heard about AIDS, and the handful of scientists who knew about immunodeficiency didn’t even know what to call it, much less what it really was. AIDS entered the consciousness of the public health service quietly, gradually, and without fanfare.