As HIV testing technology advances, we have new tools and guidelines to diagnose HIV. For the latest updates from the CDC and APHL about conventional and point of care testing visit the Essential Resources page.
Talking to patients about HIV risk may lead to a conversation about PrEP.
Texas Medical Association (TMA) spotlighted the physician’s role in providing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and provided in depth information on access to, efficacy of and target groups for PrEP. While treatment for an STD might be conversation starter about PrEP, PrEP is not just for STD clinicians. Primary care physicians, Ob/Gyn specialists, and others may all … Continue reading PrEP for HIV in Texas
This module covers the impact of stigma on transgender individuals in healthcare settings. The module also will equip attendees to effectively engage transgender individuals who seek care.
Presentations from the 2016 Test Texas HIV Coalition Summit held in Austin on May 12-13, 2016 Thursday, May 12 Evaluation and Integration: Essential Components for Successful ED HIV Testing Programs (Gardner, Moore) (PDF) Linkage to Care Models (Clark) (PDF) Quality Improvement: Quality Management Core Tool Instructions (Clark) (PDF) Friday, May 13 State of the State … Continue reading 2016 Test Texas HIV Coalition Summit Presentations
The 2016 Test Texas HIV Coalition Summit took place in Austin on May 12-13. View the Summit program (PDF).
The Texas Department of State Health Services will host the 2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference on October 4-6, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. The theme of the conference is Empowering Transformations – A New Generation of HIV/STD PrEPardedness, Prevention and Care. This biennial event is designed for HIV/STD health professionals who serve Texans … Continue reading 2016 Texas HIV/STD Conference Update
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