HIV/AIDS Basic Information
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- Texas Integrated Epidemiologic Profile (PDF 285KB)
A summary of information on known HIV/AIDS cases in Texas.
- Texas HIV Surveillance Report (PDF 446KB)
Annual summary of reported HIV infections and AIDS cases in Texas.
- HIV/AIDS in Texas, 2008 (PDF 285KB) fact sheet
In 2008, there were 63,019 persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Texas.
Stigma and HIV Exceptionalism
Our current medical systems have supported the concept of HIV/AIDS as an "exceptional" disease, one which requires special considerations even before people can receive an HIV test. This exceptionalism, in turn, tends to breed stigma by singling out those who are tested for HIV.
Finds Less Than a Year After CDC Announced the U.S. HIV Epidemic is Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Public's Sense of Urgency is Down, Even Among Some Higher Risk Groups