• DSHS HIV/STD Program
    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program – Use this email to request Texas HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data and statistics. Do not use this email to request treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs or services. Do not email personal, identifying health information such as HIV status, date of birth, or Social Security Number.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local health department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to persons living with HIV, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Texas HIV Medication Program – Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together

Message to the Community- Moving Forward Together draft plan

Thank you again for being part of the DSHS Moving Forward Together Plan to ensure engagement and collaboration with stakeholders. The continued support and input from our partners have been invaluable to the Texas HIV Medication Program staff working to prepare and publish this important action plan.

This living document will evolve over time as we continue to receive input and work towards a comprehensive document. Please send feedback and suggestions to DSHS at hivstd@dshs.texas.gov.

Deadline Extended for Public Feedback on the THMP Moving Forward Together Plan

The deadline to submit feedback on the THMP Moving Forward Together Plan is extended from August 11, 2021 to September 1, 2021. The new deadline will give MFT partners more time to meet with the community to gather feedback to finalize the plan. Send feedback to hivstd@dshs.texas.gov.

The Moving Forward Together partnership was established in March 2021 to give community stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the financial challenges facing the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) and provide input to DSHS on how best to address these challenges.

It is critical that stakeholders understand the THMP funding deficit and the reasons for the cost containment measures that DSHS implemented. It is equally important that stakeholders have an opportunity to ask questions and propose other strategies for THMP long-term sustainability.

For these reasons, about 370 stakeholders were invited to a virtual town hall meeting hosted by DSHS on March 24, 2021. Participants included people living with HIV, HIV advocates, Ryan White providers, community pharmacies, ADAP enrollment workers (AEWs) and regional liaisons, medical providers, Administrative Agencies, and pharmaceutical representatives.

About 275 partners and stakeholders came together to ask questions and provide input on how DSHS could best optimize THMP considering the funding deficit. Town hall speakers presented a framework to set the stage and launch the conversation about HIV in Texas, the role of DSHS and the need for THMP cost containment measures.

This webpage was created as a by-product of the March 24 meeting to provide information on Moving Forward Together activities, reports, meetings, and frequently asked questions. We encourage all THMP stakeholders to visit this page frequently, sign up to receive email updates, and continue providing input to us.

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Status Update on Response to THMP Town Hall Questions
DSHS staff are hard at work finalizing the new THMP Plan, “Moving Forward Together,” and preparing responses to about 30 pages of town hall attendee questions. The first three batches of FAQs are now available. Your feedback has been invaluable to DSHS as we move toward finding the best solutions to resolve the THMP budget shortfall. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to respond to and involve our most important asset – our stakeholders.

THMP Moving Forward Together Resources

September 29 Texas HIV Medication Program Partnership Meeting

DSHS hosted a virtual Moving Forward Together Partnership Meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Thank you to everyone who took part!

June 30 Texas HIV Medication Program Partnership Meeting

DSHS held a virtual Partnership Meeting to continue discussions regarding the Texas HIV Medication Program Moving Forward Together Plan.

View the slide presentation (PDF).

Last updated October 11, 2021