• 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").


January 4, 2021 – Members Sought for the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee

If you’re interested in Texas HIV Medication issues, you may want to apply to be a member of the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term expiring December 31, 2026. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., January 31, 2021.

HHSC will consider applicants' qualifications, background and interest in serving on the committee and will try to choose committee members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For this reason, HHSC considers applicants' ethnicity, gender and geographic location.

  • Please review the application letter (PDF) to find out who the committee is seeking as representatives and if you qualify.
  • After reviewing the application letter, and verifying you meet the qualifications for at least one category, complete the application to apply to be on the committee.

It is preferred that you submit your application electronically, but you may submit the application by email, mail, or fax:

Email: HHS_Appointments@hhsc.state.tx.us
Attn: HIV MAC

Mail: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Mail Code 0223
Austin, Texas 78751
Attn: Susanna Sparkman

Fax: 512-206-3984
Attn: HIV MAC

A Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee member must regularly participate in committee meetings and may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects and presentations. Committee meetings are held about once every three months in Austin or at the call of the presiding officer. Due to travel restrictions from COVID-19, committee meetings are currently being held virtually, but we expect to resume in-person meetings once travel restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe to do so. To the extent permitted by the current state budget, a committee member who receives services from HHSC or is a family member of a client may be repaid for their travel expenses to and from meetings if money is available and in accordance with the HHSC Travel Policy. Other committee members aren’t paid to attend or travel to and from committee meetings.

For more information about the committee visit the committee website or contact Betsy Cohn.

For more information about the application process, contact Susanna Sparkman.

November 6, 2020 – Formulary Addition

A medication has been added to the THMP Formulary:

  • Rukobia (fostemsavir tromethamine), 600 mg tablets, #60 per bottle

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)

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THMP Eligibility Flyer (Spanish)
THMP Eligibility Flyer (Spanish)
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Last updated January 13, 2021