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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Data Source: Texas Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance program

Data Description

The STD surveillance program collects demographic, clinical and lab related information on people diagnosed with STD in Texas. This information helps us understand the overall health of the STD affected population and is used to support STD prevention, program planning, and policy development. STD cases are reported to the Texas STD Surveillance program from a variety of sources, including hospitals, private physicians, public and private clinics, counseling and testing sites, laboratories, and insurance companies, and other case registries (e.g. TB registry, vital statistics registry).

This webpage describes STD cases reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services Surveillance Program that were diagnosed through December 31, 2017, reported to the system by June 30, 2018. Data are presented by calendar year.

Measure Information

Suppressed Data - Data are suppressed when the population denominator is <50 or the denominator is <2x the number of cases or there are fewer than 5 total cases. This rule only applies to visually discernable populations, such as racial, age, or gender groups. For more information on data suppression, please see DSHS' Data Release Policy.

Rates - Population denominators used to calculate rates of new diagnoses are provided by the US Census Bureau, Population Estimates and Projections Program and are current as of June 27, 2017.

Related Links

DSHS HIV/STD Program

Population Denominator Data used in Rate Calculations

Additional Information:

National HIV Surveillance Data

E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program

This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas.It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services.Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.