We 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.
The elimination of HIV, viral Hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases through the adoption of health promoting behaviors among the residents of Houston.
Congenital Syphilis — Exploring an Epidemic is a podcast series designed to increase awareness and build a shared knowledge in the management and prevention of syphilis and congenital syphilis for providers who care for people of reproductive age and their babies. The series focuses on key strategies for providers, clinical administrators, clinic support staff, disease intervention specialists, and the community to decrease the rising rate of syphilis and congenital syphilis in Texas. This effort aims to enhance syphilis screening, timely syphilis treatment and work collaboratively to prevent new cases of congenital syphilis.
The podcast is a collaborative effort with the Texas Department of State Health Services Congenital Syphilis team, Public Health Follow-Up staff, and Denver Prevention Training Center. Listeners can find the podcast on the Texas DSHS HIV/STD Congenital Syphilis web page and podcast platforms such as Apple, Spotify, and Google podcast by searching, Exploring an Epidemic: Congenital Syphilis in Texas.
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: email@example.com
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This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages on this site may address these topics. HIV prevention materials funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must be approved by local materials review panels.