• 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.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program MAGI Documents

What you need to Know about MAGI (Modified Adjusted Gross Income)

  • MAGI started with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). MAGI is a formula used for calculating income eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, other financial help, and now Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) services and Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP).

  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV AIDS Bureau (HAB) encourages all states to align the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) eligibility requirements with MAGI.

  • Circular flow chart of Federal funding for Ryan White. 'Americans pay federal taxes annually' flows to 'Federal taxes contribute to Ryan Whitefunding' which then flows to 'To ensure Ryan White spends the tax money correctly, appropriate income or supporter statements are collected' and finally back to the beginning.Because Ryan White (RW) is payer of last resort (PoLR), funded providers must make reasonable efforts to ensure eligible RW clients enroll in health insurance and secure non-RW funds whenever possible. MAGI supports coordination with the eligibility determination processes for insurance affordability programs for PoLR.

  • By statute, Ryan White funds may not be used “for any item or services to the extent that payment has been made, or can reasonably be expected to be made...” by another payer source.

  • MAGI was implemented with three goals in mind:

    1. To streamline eligibility guidelines among local agencies and with the THMP program.

    2. To help ensure that agencies have access to reliable income documentation.

    3. To reduce the client burden in that income information will often be required only once a year with a self-attestation being acceptable at the six-month recertification.

    MAGI Resources

    Texas HIV Medication Program

    Last updated June 13, 2022