• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Texas HIV Medication Program – Advisory Committee

Texas began distributing HIV medications in late 1987 as temporary pilot program; the THMP was officially established in 1989 in Senate Bill 959. The statute that created the HIV Medication Advisory Committee is found in Texas Health & Safety Code, Chapter 85, Section 85.066. Rules related to this Committee may be found in Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 98, Subchapter C, Division 2, Rule 98.121.Committee members are appointed by the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Current THMP Advisory Committee Members:

Physician Members

Phillip H. Keiser, M.D. - Committee Chair
Galveston, Texas
Term expires 2018

Natalie N. Vanek, M.D. - Committee Vice-Chair
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2018

Fernando Garcia, M.D.
Harlingen, Texas
Term expires 2015

Pediatrician Member

Mary E. Paul, M.D.
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2015

Public Non-Profit Hospital Administrator Member

Nancy P. Miertschin, M.P.H.
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2015

Pharmacist Member

Raul Castaneda, R.Ph.
Austin, Texas
Term expires 2018

Social Worker Member

Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2015

Consumer Members

David Lawrence Huse
Dallas, Texas
Term expires 2015

Frank Rosas
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2018

Demetra Michelle Tennison
Austin, Texas
Term expires 2015

C. Bruce Turner
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2018


THMP Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes:

Meeting minutes for the June 17, 2016 meeting will be made available at this site upon final approval by the Committee members after their next meeting. A Committee member quorum is required in order to approve the minutes at each meeting.

November 20, 2015

July 17, 2015

December 5, 2014

February 21, 2014

September 13, 2013

January 18, 2013

May 18, 2012

January 13, 2012

Minutes from previous THMP Advisory Committee meetings are available upon request.


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Last updated June 29, 2016