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Texas Department of State Health Services,STD/HIV Prevention Program

Expedited Partner Therapy

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This information sheet discusses expedited partner therapy in Texas, which is the practice of treating sex partners of heterosexual patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea without an exam from a health care provider.

Take Charge: A Gay Man's Guide to Sexual Health

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This information sheet discusses tests that gay men should have, including hepatitis, HIV, and STDs. It encourages gay men to have testing on a regular basis and not wait until there are symptoms. It also suggests speaking to a health professional about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

HIV Among Blacks in Texas

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This information sheet discusses the disproportionate HIV rates in the African American community in Texas. It also talks about treatment, awareness of the epidemic, and what is being done to combat further transmission.

Hepatitis C in Texas

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, how it's spread, co-infection with HIV, statistics of hepatitis C in Texas, how it's prevented, how it's treated, and the cost of treatment.

Congenital Syphilis in Texas

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This information sheet discusses congenital syphilis, what it is, how big the problem is in Texas, how to test for it, reporting requirements, and treatment.
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