PrEP for HIV in Texas

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

Request for Application for Routine HIV Screening in Healthcare Settings

The DSHS HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch announces this Request for Application (RFA) to provide sustainable, integrated, routine, opt-out screening for HIV in healthcare settings in hospital systems emergency services and primary care in community health centers that serve under- and uninsured populations in high morbidity areas in Texas.

HIV testing recommendations for women: An important step to achieving perinatal HIV elimination

HIV testing recommendations for women: An important step to achieving perinatal HIV elimination was presented on August 19 by the CDC and partners and has been archived for those that missed it. The session focuses on the rationale for testing women, understanding the new HIV Algorithm and how it impacts providers when ordering and interpreting tests, and some examples of missed opportunities in HIV prevention.

Test Texas Summit

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