• 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 – The Texas THMP State Pharmacy Assistance Program (SPAP)


The THMP Program is proud to offer the Texas THMP State Pharmacy Assistance Program (SPAP), which began operating on January 1, 2008. The Texas SPAP was developed to help HIV-positive individuals with their out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including co-payments, deductibles, coinsurance, and premiums during the coverage gap (the “donut hole”).

Currently, the THMP SPAP program will assist with paying THMP SPAP enrollees Medicare part D premiums plans as long as their medications are included in the plan. Please contact the program for assistance.  (Texas Medicaid is the only  program that is able to assist the part B premium that is automatically taken out of Social Security every month through their Medicare Savings Program; you may apply for this program at www.yourtexasbenefits.com).

Current THMP recipients with Medicare are transitioned into the THMP SPAP after an enrollment process is completed. The process includes applying for the Low-Income Subsidy (Extra Help) through the Social Security Administration and choosing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan for those not enrolled in a plan. Once eligible individuals are enrolled in the SPAP, they no longer receive medications from the THMP. Enrollees use a SPAP networked retail pharmacy to fill all their medications provided by their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, including medications to treat HIV as well as medications to help with side effects and other conditions related to HIV.

Ramsell Corporation, a pharmacy benefit manager, manages the THMP SPAP through a contract with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Ramsell's contract responsibilities include managing the pharmacy network and administering the payments made to the Medicare Plans on behalf of the THMP SPAP.  

If you have questions or concerns, please call Ramsell Corporation at 1-888-311-7632. You can also call the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) at 1-800-255-1090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ramsell Corporation website


THMP SPAP Fact Sheet (PDF) – An informative guide providing a general overview of the THMP SPAP as it relates to clients with Medicare in Texas receiving aid through the Texas HIV Medication Program.

THMP SPAP Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF) – An informative guide providing a general overview of the THMP SPAP as it relates to clients with Medicare in Texas receiving aid through the Texas HIV Medication Program.

To apply for the Texas THMP SPAP please visit the THMP documents page and fill out the the current THMP application. If you have questions about the SPAP or the application please call 1-800-255-1090, option 1 for English and 2 for Medicare. If you are not already enrolled in the THMP, you must also fill out the full THMP application.


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Last updated March 24, 2022