• 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

The Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) provides medications for the treatment of HIV and its related complications for low-income Texans. To qualify for medications, potential clients who meet eligibility criteria complete an application for assistance. Once approved, a client receives medications at an assigned pharmacy in their community.

To learn more about the THMP and find out if you are eligible, see the Frequently Asked Questions. You can apply for the program by downloading and completing the client application. Be sure and review the specific “application instructions” when completing the application. The application and its instructions are located in the document section of the THMP website. If you have more questions or need assistance completing your application, call the THMP toll free at 1 (800) 255-1090.


The THMP is the official AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for the State of Texas. The THMP has been in existence since 1987 and provides medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of illnesses caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other opportunistic infections in HIV-infected individuals as prescribed by their doctor. THMP also operates the Texas HIV State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (SPAP) which helps HIV-positive individuals that do not qualify for the full Low Income Subsidy (extra help) with their out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and during the coverage gap (the "donut hole").


THMP Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

DSHS is seeking assistance in identifying applicants for membership on the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner and DSHS in the development of THMP procedures and guidelines, reviews the goals and aims of the program, evaluates ongoing program efforts, and recommends both short-range and long-range goals and objectives for medication needs. The following positions are up for appointment:

  • a pediatrician who is actively engaged in the treatment of infants and children who are infected with HIV;
  • an administrator for a public, non-profit hospital that provides services to individuals who are infected with HIV;
  • a social worker who works with individuals who are infected with HIV and
  • two consumers who are diagnosed with HIV.

To learn more or apply for a position, please contact Juanita Salinas at (512) 206-5974 or juanita.salinas@dshs.texas.gov.

MAC Members

Beginning August 1, 2015, agencies assisting with THMP applications are expected to follow MAGI guidelines. Additionally, agency representatives that are completing a new application or recertification for clients currently receiving THMP assistance are asked to assist clients in completing a THMP application and to mail the completed application and eligibility documents to the THMP program. Please visit the  Ryan White HIV-AIDS Program MAGI Documents page for more information

MAGI

New Medications Added to THMP Formulary

The combination therapy medications Evotaz and Prezcobix were both added to the Texas HIV Medication Program formulary on March 6, 2015. Both drugs were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat HIV-1 infection. Evotaz is an oral tablet that combines the protease inhibitor Reyataz (atazanavir) with the CYP3A inhibitor Tybost (cobicistat), which increases the amount of atazanavir in the blood to control HIV infection. Prezcobix is an oral tablet that combines the protease inhibitor Prezista (darunavir) with the CYP3A inhibitor Tybost (cobicistat), which increases the amount of darunavir in the blood to control HIV infection. The THMP expects to have both medications in stock and available for clients as of March 9, 2015. The updated Medical Certification Form is available for download on the documents page. Should you have any questions please call the THMP at 1-800-255-1090.

Tybost (cobicistat) was added to the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) formulary on February 2, 2015. Tybost was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a CYP3A inhibitor indicated to increase systemic exposure of Reyataz (atazanavir) or Prezista (darunavir) in combination with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. The THMP will have the medication in stock and available for clients as of February 5, 2015. The updated Medical Certification Form is available for download on the documents page. Should you have any questions please call the THMP at 1-800-255-1090.

News

Hurricane Preparedness for Texas HIV Medication Program Clients

It's always a good idea to make plans in advance for your medical needs during hurricane season in Texas. As evidenced in recent years, the hardship experienced during an evacuation from the impending storm can be stressful enough without the added complication of interrupting your antiretroviral dosing regimen and the subsequent lapse in therapy. With that in mind, the THMP has prepared an informational guide to assist you in planning for what to have on hand ready to take with you should an evacuation occur, along with a form you can fill out summarizing the crucial medical information you'll need to have available:  

Hurricane Preparedness Info for THMP Clients (PDF : 29 kb)

Hurricane Preparedness

Program applications, guidelines and formulary listings are available on the THMP documents page.

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Last updated June 27, 2016