Houston Health Department

HIV-STD viral hepatitis prevention


Hotline number 832-393-5010

Mission

To work in partnership with the community to assess, plan, and implement effective public health strategies to reduce the spread of HIV, viral Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases in the City of Houston.

Vision

The elimination of HIV, viral Hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases through the adoption of health promoting behaviors among the residents of Houston

Essential Functions

  • Maximize opportunities to screen for multiple communicable diseases whenever possible.
  • Monitor HIV, Hepatitis and STD morbidity data to identify population and geographic needs and interventions.
  • Investigate newly reported cases of HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Inform, educate, and empower communities about HIV, viral Hepatitis and STD health issues,
    Mobilize partnerships with key community stakeholders to identify and prevent the spread of HIV, viral Hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease.
  • Develop HIV, viral Hepatitis and STD prevention policies and plans that support individual and citywide health efforts.
  • Enforce city, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding HIV and STDs that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Link individuals to needed HIV, viral Hepatitis and STD prevention, intervention, and treatment services.
  • Assure competent public and personal care workforce.
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population based health services.
  • Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population based health services.
  • Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports

2019
2018
2017
2016

Event Participation Information

If your agency or organization is planning an upcoming, community-based event, HDHHS may be able assist with your event. Let us know about your event by completing and submitting the Event Participation Form.

To prevent delays in this process, please provide detailed information about your event. Any community event that requests HDHHS support and its resources must adhere to the following:

Written request must be submitted thirty days prior to the event helps to better ensure HDHHS support. Request form should be filled out with as much information as possible. Submit request by fax to 832-393-5236 or email to: hivstdvhtraining@houstontx.gov

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Task Forces and Community Groups
Task Force/Community Group Contact
Sexually Transmitted Infections
(STICCS)

Corey Garrett
preventhiv@gmail.com

African American SOE
CPG/TF member – Adonis May

Marcus Benoit, Chair
713-526-1016
mbenoit@hivtrg.org

Ella Collins-Nelson, Co-Chair
Ella.neldelcos@att.net

Latino
CPG/TF member – Gloria and Luis

Gloria Sierra, Chair
gasierra@texaschildrens.org

Luis Lopez, Co-Chair
luis@orgullohouston.org

Youth
CPG/TF member – Nettie Kim Lopez
Kimberly Lopez, Chair
Kimberly Lopez, Chair
Kimberly.lopez@bcm.edu
MPACT Antonio Aguries III, Chair
aathree@icloud.com
Houston Viral Hepatitis Task Force

Cathy Troisi, PhD, Co-Chair
Catherine.L.Troisi@uth.tmc.edu

Rosalia Guerrero, Co-Chair

Urban AIDS Ministry Ella Collins-Nelson, Co-Chair
Ella.neldelcos@att.net
HIV and Aging Coalition Bruce Turner
cbru49@gmail.com
Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee Bruce Turner
cbru49@gmail.com
Positive Women’s Network

Mona-Jessie Cartwright
positivehi5outreach@gmail.com

Tana Pradia
tanapradia@gmail.com

Texas Black Women’s Initiative
CPG/TF member –Sha’Terra
Sha’Terra Johnson-Fairly
sfairley@hivtrg.org
PrEP Advisory Council
CPG/TF member –Sha’Terra and Nike
Camden Hallmark
Camden.hallmark@houstontx.gov
Texas HIV Syndicate
CPG/TF member –Crystal and Steven Vargas, Community Co-Chairs

Amber Harbolt
amber.harbolt@cjo.hctx.net

Crystal Townsend
ctownsend@hivtrg.org

Steven Vargas
svargas@aama.org

END HIV Houston
CPG/TF member – Crystal
Crystal Townsend
ctownsend@hivtrg.org
Texans Living with HIV Network
CPG/TF member –Steven
Steven Vargas
svargas@aama.org
Save Our Sisters (SOS)
support group for trans women of color
Atlantis Narcisse
atlantisnarcisse@gmail.com
SIRR Patrick Martin
plmartin@hivtrg.org