• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (737) 255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email 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 on the THMP document page. 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").

June 5, 2020 – Section Moving

The DSHS TB/HIV/STD Section began moving to a new location on May 18. All THMP fax numbers and direct staff phone numbers changed on June 5, 2020. Beginning June 5, THMP fax numbers are:

  • Eligibility: 512-989-4011
  • Ordering: 512-989-4003

Unchanged by the move: The main Texas HIV Medication Program number: 1-800-255-1090

Forms updated with the new fax numbers include: Medical Certification Forms for normal formulary, Trogarzo, and HCV medications, and the Extra Medication Request Form. These documents are all available on the THMP documents page.

April 16, 2020 – Notice for THMP Participating Pharmacies and Providers

One medication on the THMP Formulary is currently unavailable due to supply shortages.

Rifabutin 150 mg is not currently available due to the location of the manufacturers. Please speak to your client and medical provider regarding alternatives.

Other medications are on hand at normal levels. THMP is working to resolve the supply issues and will post an update when they have been resolved. We will continue to provide a two month supply of medications whenever possible during the COVID-19 emergency. 

April 13, 2020 – Formulary Changes

Two medications have been added to the THMP Formulary:

  • Livalo (pitavastatin calcium), 2 mg tablets, #90 per bottle
  • Zypitamag (pitavastatin magnesium), 2 mg tablets, #90 per bottle

These medications are for the treatment of high cholesterol, and must be dispensed in full bottle amounts.

The following medications have been removed from the THMP Formulary due to lack of utilization:

  • Fuzeon 90 mg/vial injection
  • Tybost (cobicistat) 150 mg tablets
  • Vitekta (elvitegravir) 85 mg tablets and 150 mg tablets

The Medical Certification Form and THMP Formulary have been updated. Both can be found on the THMP documents page.

THMP COVID-19 Update

Please complete the Emergency Application for medication assistance with THMP.  If you have or have recently lost your employer-provided health insurance, please complete the Texas Insurance Assistance Program Application as well.

  • Emergency Application in English (Word : 44 kB) and Spanish (Word : 57 kB)
  • Texas Insurance Assistance Program Application in English (Word : 30 kB) and Spanish (Word : 36 kB)
  • THMP COVID-19 Update letter in English (PDF : 239 kB) and Spanish (PDF : 239 kB)

THMP Flyer
THMP Eligibility Flyer (PDF : 782 kB)

THMP Eligibility Flyer (Spanish)
THMP Eligibility Flyer (Spanish)
(PDF : 786 kB)

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

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Last updated June 11, 2020