Public Health

STD & HIV Prevention & Surveillance

Testing Services

Please call 915-212-6665 to make an appointment or stop by 701 Montana Ave El Paso Texas 79902 as a Walk-In, no appointment is necessary to render services.

FREE Confidential/Anonymous HIV Testing & Confidential Syphilis and Hepatitis C Testing

Walk-In Clinic Hours at 701 Montana Ave El Paso, Texas 79902
Monday through Friday
8:00 am 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm;
Closed for Lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

After-Hours Testing every 3rd Wednesday of each Month 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

HIV/Syphilis/Hepatitis C: Linkage-to-Care Services

FREE Navigation services for people living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C wanting to be engaged to a care provider. For more information, please call 915-212-6665 on how to start your linkage-to-care services.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA)

HOPWAThe City of El Paso receives funding annually from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing and rental assistance for people living with HIV and their families who are experiencing housing insecurity.

Eligibility for the program assistance must meet the following:

  • People living with HIV who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness,
  • Must be HIV-Positive and residing within the City limits of El Paso, Texas;
  • Must be low-income.

For more information or to make an appointment call (915) 212-6700

Community Mobilization

We advocate and promote a unified, inclusive and community-based approach to improve HIV prevention, awareness, services, and public policy.

Interest Groups:

  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Education
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Faith-Based Communities
  • Substance Use
  • Housing Advocacy

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each odd month of the year. For more information, call (915) 212-6665

HIV Support Group

  • Support group for people living with HIV
  • Groups are professionally facilitated, discreet, bilingual, and confidential
  • Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month starting at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, call (915) 212-6665

PrEP/PEP Navigation Services

FREE Navigation services to providers/clinics who provide PrEP/PEP services in the El Paso Texas region and/or Tele-Health services. We also provide education to the community on how to access PrEP/PEP services. For more information, call (915) 212-6665.


Sexual Health (STD) Clinic

5115 El Paso Dr. Suite B El Paso, Texas 79905
(915) 212-6591
Fax: (915) 212-0173

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Condom Distribution Services

The program ensures that condoms are available, accessible, acceptable in El Paso Texas. Condoms are distributed to community partners, clinics/agencies, and venues that are part of the condom distribution network.

FREE Condoms are provided during clinic operating hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

For more information, call (915) 212-6665.

LGBTQ Resources

The Purple Pages of El Paso

MFactor El Paso

M Factor LogoSocial Networking group of gay/bi and queer-identified men who have sex with men, ages 18-39.

The MFactor provides:

  • Community building and outreach through fun social events monthly,
  • Sexual Health advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community,
  • LGBTQ+ and sex-positive education to reduce stigma and homophobia,
  • Monthly workshops focusing on healthy relationships and safer sex;
  • Safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and opportunities to get involved in the community.

For more information, please call (915) 212-6615 or (915) 212-6665.
Follow MFactor on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or Snapchat @MFactor915.

Statistical Resources

2019 HIV Data Presentation
2018 HIV Data Presentation
2017 HIV Data Presentation
2016 HIV Data Presentation
2015 HIV Data Presentation
2014 HIV Data Presentation

HOPWA Resources

HMIS Client Rights
Letter to HOPWA Recipients
Privacy Authorization
Declaration of Income
Vendor Set Up Form

HIV AIDS Surveillance

Texas Reporting Rules

Complete and accurate HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) reporting by healthcare providers and laboratories is critical in order to monitor disease burden and track changes in these diseases in Texas. Texas law mandates the reporting of HIV/AIDS and STD by both healthcare providers and laboratories and Texas Administrative Code, Chapters 97.131-97.134 specifies the reporting process for HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid and chlamydia. Communicable disease reporting is exempt from HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

Who is required to report

Failure to report a notifiable condition is a Class B Misdemeanor under Texas Health and Safety Code Section 81.049 and carries legal liability in case of an infectious disease outbreak.

Title 45 of HIPAA Federal Code, Section 164.512 allows for reporting of notifiable conditions to the local Health Authority without express consent of patients for the purposes of Public Health investigations.

How to report STD/HIV/AIDS

The Texas Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form and the Texas Pediatric HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form (<13 years of age at time of diagnosis) are the forms use to report a new HIV/AIDS case.

Notifiable Condition Report Form

Do not use the Faxable S-27 form to report HIV or AIDS cases. (see form below)

The Texas Pediatric HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form is used to report children less than 13 years of age with HIV infection or AIDS, or for infants that may have been prenatally exposed, but are considered HIV indeterminate due to maternal antibodies. Case report forms should be completed for each child born to an HIV infected mother (i.e. prenatally HIV exposed).

What to report

Lab-confirmed cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) must be reported to El Paso Department of Public Health (EPDPH) within seven calendar days. Especially cases of pregnancy in a person chronically infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and children associated with these cases are required to be reported.

Contact Us

Jacob Ortega
Health Program Manager
HIV/STD Program
El Paso Department of Public Health
701 Montana Ave, El Paso, Texas, 79902
Office (915) 212-6593

HIV Surveillance Officer
(915) 212-6585

STD Surveillance Officer
(915) 212-6596

Secure Fax for STD/HIV Reporting