Community Prevention and Intervention Unit at UT Southwestern

Due to COVID-19 our office hours have been adjusted. Please call for an appointment. The Community Prevention and Intervention Unit of the Department of Healthcare Sciences is involved in a wide spectrum of activities to help prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

The CPIU is staffed by more than 35 professionals involved in a wide spectrum of activities to help at risk individuals and HIV/AIDS community-based organizations and health departments across the country prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. As stated in its Mission Statement, the CPIU staff specializes in partnering with communities to develop and implement effective progr

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the daily lives of all City of Dallas residents, especially those who have no financial safety net. Dallas residents are experiencing an unemployment rate as high as 15 percent. Families who have not had to ask for short-term, emergency assistance for rent, mortgage, utility, or food assistance are seeking support from nonprofit organizations that are trusted within their community. The Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative (DRAC) is our collective solution.



These DRAC partner organizations are here to lend a hand. In order to qualify Dallas residents must meet the following criteria:

Make less than 80% of the Dallas-area median household income ($48,300/individual)

NOT have received CARES Act housing assistance from another collaborative, agency partner, city or county

NOT be currently on a voucher program, living in HUD or living in a relative’s home

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Proof of job/income loss, temporary or permanent

Reduction in work hours/income

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I am a landlord or utility provider, how do I get paid?
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The Community Prevention and Intervention Unit of the Department of Healthcare Sciences is involved in a wide spectrum of activities to help prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

The CPIU is staffed by more than 20 professionals involved in a wide spectrum of activities to help at risk individuals and HIV/AIDS community-based organizations and health departments across the country prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV.

As stated in its Mission Statement, the CPIU staff specializes in partnering with communities to develop and implement effective programs to prevent disease and promote health.
HIV Testing & Risk Reduction Counseling Programs

CPIU staff members provide counseling and HIV testing at a wide variety of community locations, especially drug treatment centers, half-way houses, the county jail, and other community locations, to people at high risk for infection. Individual and small group sessions are available to help people change behaviors that could transmit or cause them to acquire HIV or other STDs.

CPIU collaborates with many local agencies and organizations in efforts to serve at-risk populations in multiple settings, such as individuals within substance use/abuse clinics, homeless shelters, incarcerated/recently released facilities, community college campuses, and monolingual/bilingual populations.
HIV Prevention Toolbox

As part of its education program, CPIU provides an HIV Prevention Toolbox, which includes informational resources for Community-Based Organizations and “frontline personnel” involved in preventing the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
HIV Epidemiology Research and Behavioral Studes (HERBS)

The CPIU participates in research and surveillance projects that help measure the HIV epidemic and support the evaluation of HIV prevention activities. HERBS staff provide training and technical assistance that help health departments across Texas participate in two HIV disease-reporting efforts that collect data on recent infections and treatment-resistant infections. The staff also conducts patient interviews and medical record abstractions as part of the Medical Monitoring Project.



Free HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing, support groups, CRCS, education, community outreach



8150 Brookriver Dr, South Tower Ste S400
Dallas, TX

General information

The CPIU was established in 1996. Since then we have been providing services for the Dallas community and around the country and the globe in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We offer free testing, training, interventions and services for the community, free of charge.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
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