Houston Health Department

HIV/STD Resources


In Sept. 2016, the Ryan White Planning Council and the Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group released the The Houston Area Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Services Plan for 2017 – 2021.

The purpose of the plan is to:

  • Describe the current system of HIV prevention and care services in the Houston area;
  • Describe an ideal system of HIV prevention and care services for the Houston area;
  • Outline the specific activities needed to make progress toward this ideal system; and
  • Describe how progress toward an ideal system will be measured.

The plan is intended to be used by the Ryan White Planning Council and the Houston HIV Planning Group, by Administrative Agents and grantees, by providers of HIV prevention and care services as well as by partners, stakeholders, and other decision-makers as they respond to the needs of people at risk for or infected with HIV.

Houston Health Department's HIV Epidemiologic Profile

Sharing Science Symposium 2018

Sharing Science Symposium 2017

Sharing Science Symposium 2015

Sharing Science Symposium 2014

Houston Ryan White Planning Council

Texas Consortium For Perinatal HIV Prevention (TCPHP)

  • The Texas Consortium for Perinatal HIV Prevention (TCPHP) has released a set of guidelines and recommendations for the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission in Texas.  The handbook contains recommendations for HIV testing of pregnant women in Texas as well as guidelines for care of HIV-infected pregnant women. To access the complete 23 page handbook, please visit: Guidelines for Care for HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in Texas - PDF | Word Recommendations for HIV Testing of Pregnant Women in Texas - PDF | Word

Texas Department Of State Health Services

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 community event request 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 30 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: hivstdvhtraining@houstontx.gov 

Community event request form