Course materials and instruction relating to sexually transmitted diseases must be available in English and in Spanish and should include:
(1) the following specific information on human papillomavirus:
(A) that sexual intercourse is not required to become infected with human papillomavirus and that the avoidance of skin-to-skin contact involving the genital areas offers the best protection;
(B) that both males and females may be infected with human papillomavirus and symptoms may not be present;
(C) that younger women are at greater risk of human papillomavirus infection than older women; and
(D) that human papillomavirus may be transmitted to an infant during childbirth;
(2) information regarding the role of human papillomavirus in the development of genital warts, cervical cancer, and other diseases; and
(3) information regarding the continuing need for women to undergo Pap smear testing, even if they have received a vaccination against human papillomavirus.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 163.003. Additional Instructional Elements Regarding Human Papillomavirus - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/health-and-safety-code/health-safety-sect-163-003.html
FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.