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The Texas HIV Connection

The Texas HIV Connection is dedicated to decreasing substance abuse and HIV disease by increasing awareness, education, personal involvement and participation in the prevention of these and other related diseases. The Texas HIV Connection (also commonly referred to as the "HIV Connection") provides training, information and resources about the relationship between substance use, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. This program is one of several training components within Workers Assistance Program, Inc. and is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Although training is a primary component of the program, the "connection" in Texas HIV Connection means more than just training. It also means: - Linking substance abuse professionals with information and resources; - Making connections with other human service professionals and agencies - Connecting people with services; and - Providing facts about HIV/AIDS to a variety of populations.