• 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 – Disaster Preparedness for THMP Clients

 

Disaster Preparedness Steps

Step 1: Get Ready

  • Keep your prescriptions up-to-date.
  • Ask your doctor to give you a copy of helpful medical information, and keep that information with you.
  • Keep track of approaching storms via weather forecasts, and be sure to refill your prescriptions a few days before a storm arrives; do not wait until the last minute!

 

Step 2: Evacuate when instructed and take:

  • All of your medications in their original bottles (with labels attached).
  • A back up list of all medications you take and their dosages (use the Hurricane Preparedness form (PDF : 327 kB)).
  • Helpful medical information.
  • Your clinic’s name, your doctor’s name and phone number.
  • Your medical and insurance cards.
  • Picture identification, Social Security card and any important legal papers.
  • Medical equipment and supplies (dentures, glucometers & strips, nebulizers, and crutches).
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Water, non-perishable food and cash.
  • The Hurricane Preparedness form (PDF : 327 kB) with your medications and important numbers.

 

Step 3: Medication, Medication, Medication

  • Make sure you bring all medications with you.
  • If your HIV medications are running out, do not skip doses to stretch them out. Get refills as soon as possible!
  • If you run out of one of your HIV medications – stop all of your HIV medications until you are able to get refills. Taking incomplete doses of your HIV regimen could lead to therapy complications later
  • Do not stop taking other medications for other medical conditions unrelated to your HIV infection; seek refills from a local provider or pharmacy.
  • If you evacuate or your normal pharmacy is closed, call the Texas HIV Medication Program at 1-800-255-1090 and speak to any staff person to find out how to get your medications.



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Last updated September 26, 2017