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Epidemiological Overview

HIV Prevention Plan

From the March 2013 Quarterly HIV/AIDS Update: Houston Harris County Cases (as of March 31, 2013; data for City of Houston and adjacent Harris County):

1,289 HIV cases diagnosed in 2012

18, 232 people living with HIV/AIDS

21, 764 total reported HIV cases (92% in Houston residents)(reported 1999-2013)

Reported HIV cases (1999-2013)
73% male
27% female

53% Black, Non-Hispanic
21% White, Non-Hispanic
24% Hispanic
3% Other/Unknown

Transmission Risk
41% male-to-male sex
25% sex with opposite sex
22% other/undetermined
8% intravenous drug use
4% male-to-male sex/intravenous drug use

(Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.)


Download the Houston Area Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Services Plan for 2012 through 2014

The plan is the first joint HIV prevention and care plan presented as a single, comprehensive document. It is the product of a comprehensive planning process that included the Houston Area HIV Prevention Planning Group, Houston Area HIV Services Ryan White Planning Council, and over 100 other individuals and agencies in the Houston area. The integrated planning process was designed to consider national system changes; sought to ensure that the resulting document would be in alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (as well as with other federal plans and statewide efforts) and be inclusive of the Houston Area iterations of the national acceleration initiatives ECHPP (Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning) and EIIHA (Early Identification of Individuals with HIV/AIDS).

HIV Prevention Planning Body

Health Department

The Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (HHCPG) consists of up to 35 members who provide input into the process of prioritizing at-risk populations in Houston and make recommendations to the health department about the distribution of prevention funds. The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) and the HHCPG work together to develop an effective and comprehensive plan for HIV prevention. HDHHS uses the plan as the foundation for resource and program allocation decisions about HIV prevention. HHCPG’s policy and procedures manual.

HIV prevention programs are coordinated by the Houston Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Prevention

Phone: 832-393-5010
Email: hivstdvh@houstontx.gov

Local Prevention Partners

HIV & STI Testing Sites

Prevention-focused community-based organizations can be found in the FY09 Current Agency List.

Houston operates an HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Mobile Clinic. To determine the locations of the mobile clinic,
call (281) 796-6405 or
(832) 465-0864 or click here.

Testing site information is available here.

Homegrown Interventions

Key Links


Hip Hop for HIV

Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group

Houston Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Prevention

Washington, DC

HIV in the US and Urban America

Data and Surveillance

Expert Links

2011 Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services | Photos: See Change (www.see-change.com) and istockphoto.com (models for illustrative purposes).