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HIV Overview

The Houston Health Department provides traditional public health services and seeks to use innovative methods to market the community’s present and future needs. Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of all Houstonians. HHD is now the first health department in Texas and the second in a large U.S. city to earn national accreditation.

Be Real. Be Responsible.

The Houston Health Department has partnered with nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and hospital district primary care clinics to enhance access to services for residents and improve the city’s health profile. Many other services are listed below.

  • Children and Family Programs
  • Clinical Programs and Services
  • Community Support
  • Health Statistics
  • Education and Health Promotion
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health Services
  • Human Services
  • Multi-Service Centers
  • Miscellaneous

Health Programs

PrEP is approved for daily use and is taken in pill form.  It significantly reduces the risk of HIV infection in people who are HIV negative. 
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Getting and keeping your HIV under control is the best thing people living with HIV can do to stay healthy.
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HHD Centers
Assistance for anyone getting tested for HIV and getting started on PrEP after getting tested for eligibility.
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PrEP Providers
Houston area HIV care providers
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HIV Providers
Houston area HIV care providers
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