There are nearly 33100* individuals known to be living with HIV in the Harris County/Houston area as of December 31, 2019, and nearly 8,000 (estimated) in the Houston Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) are unaware of their status according to the CDC.

Six out of ten (63.0%) adult residents living in Houston/Harris County have never been tested for HIV.

With only 21% of Texans being tested for HIV, it is imperative that Houstonians know their status and are educated to protect themselves against HIV infection.

*Source: AIDS: Summary of Houston/Harris County Cases, Cumulative - Reported 1981-12/31/2019,, Retrieved June 25, 2020.



In light of county judge Lina Hidalgo's order returning Harris County to COVID-19 Threat Level 1, our HIV/syphilis testing program is operating under a modified operations plan until further notice. Walk-in testing is not currently available. Beginning on Monday, August 10, 2020, we will resume on-site HIV/STI testing by appointment only from 10 AM-5 PM Monday through Thursday, Please call 832-436-3798 or 832-AFH-PrEP to make an appointment or for further information about HIV/STI testing or PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).

Interested in getting on PrEP, the one-pill-a-day regimen that is 99 percent effective at preventing HIV? You can do so from the safety and privacy of your own home via mistr or sistr.

Chief Medical Officer: Dr. Teriya Richmond, MD – Board Certified Family Medicine