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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 97COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
SUBCHAPTER FSEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES INCLUDING ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS) AND HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)
RULE §97.133Reporting Information for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Reporting entities described in §97.132 of this title (relating to Who Shall Report Sexually Transmitted Diseases) shall report all information required by the department for each person who has or is suspected of having an STD and/or is an HIV-exposed infant and for any specimen derived from a human body that yields microscopic, cultural, serological or any other evidence of STD.

  (1) The department has established the reporting procedures required under Texas Health and Safety Code, §81.044, including the designation of specific forms and methods of reporting. Completed written reports, electronic reports, and telephone reports shall be made in accordance with §97.134 of this title (relating to How to Report Sexually Transmitted Diseases).

  (2) Physicians and other persons as specified by §97.132(1), (2), (4), and (5) of this title are required to report.

    (A) All diagnoses of adult or adolescent HIV infection and AIDS using all of the information found in the most current version of the department's Texas HIV/AIDS Adult/Adolescent case report form (available as specified in §97.134 of this title (relating to How to Report Sexually Transmitted Diseases)) and all diagnoses of pediatric HIV infection and AIDS using all of the information from the most current version of the department's Texas HIV/AIDS pediatric case report form (available as specified in §97.134 of this title).

    (B) Information on all HIV positive women giving birth and HIV-exposed infants using all of the elements from the most current version of the department's Enhanced Perinatal HIV Surveillance form adopted by the department (available as specified in §97.134 of this title).

    (C) All chancroid, Chlamydia trachomatis, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections using all of the information found in the most current version of the department's Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases form (STD-27) for adults and adolescents (available as specified in §97.134 of this title).

    (D) All congenital syphilis infections using all of the information found in the most current version of the department's Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases form (STD-27).

    (E) Positive or reactive results from point of care testing for STDs (including HIV) for adults, adolescents and HIV-exposed infants using all of the information found in the most current version of the department's Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases form (STD-27).

  (3) Any person in charge of a laboratory or other facility as specified by §97.132(3) of this title is required to report the results for each person who has or is suspected of having an STD and/or is an HIV-exposed infant by providing all of the information sought in the most current version of the department's Notification of Laboratory Test Findings Indicating Presence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chancroid, HIV Infections or CD4 Counts form (STD-28) (available as specified in §97.134 of this title), including the following:

    (A) All positive or reactive STD test results, including screening tests, all HIV viral loads (detectable and non-detectable), and all CD4+T-lymphocyte cell counts and percentages for adults and adolescents over 12 years of age.

    (B) HIV DNA or RNA virologic tests on all infants from birth to three years of age, regardless of the test findings (e.g., negative or positive).

    (C) All confirmatory tests for syphilis, regardless of result (e.g., reactive or non-reactive).

    (D) HIV drug resistance testing that contains the resulting nucleotide sequences of the HIV (e.g., FASTA file).


Source Note: The provisions of this §97.133 adopted to be effective January 1, 1999, 23 TexReg 12669; amended to be effective March 20, 2003, 28 TexReg 2335; amended to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9445

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