• 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 – THMP Medication Advisory Committee


Texas began distributing HIV medications in late 1987 as temporary pilot program; the THMP was officially established in 1989 in Senate Bill 959. The statute that created the HIV Medication Advisory Committee is found in Texas Health & Safety Code, Chapter 85, Subchapter K, Sections 85.271 through 85.282. Rules related to this Committee may be found in Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 98, Subchapter C, Division 2, Rule 98.121. Committee members are appointed by the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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Next Public Meeting

Date and Time: January 13, 2023
Location: TBA

Past meetings


Current THMP Medication Advisory Committee Members

Frank Rosas – Acting Committee Chair
San Antonio, Texas 
Term expires 2022

Ogechika Alozie
El Paso, Texas
Term expires 2022

Susana Lazarte, M.D.
Dallas, Texas 
Term expires 2026

Dora A. Martinez, M.D., FAAFP, AAHIVS
Harlingen, Texas
Term expires 2026

Gloria Heresi, M.D.
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2024

Nancy P. Miertschin, M.P.H.
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2022

Margaret Adjei
Antonio, Texas 
Term expires 2022

Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2022

Helen Turner
Dallas, Texas
Term expires 2026

Steven Vargas
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2026

Lionel Hillard 
Dallas, Texas
Term expires 2022


Past MAC Meetings

THMP Medication Advisory Board Meetings
Past Meeting Date Agenda Handouts Approved Minutes Webcast Recording
April 8, 2022 Agenda (PDF) Agenda Item 5a (PDF)
Agenda Item 5b (PDF)
Agenda Item 5e (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Agenda Item 9 (PDF)
pending Webcast recording 
January 28, 2022 Agenda (PDF) Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Agenda Item 7a, 7c, 7d (PDF)
Agenda Item 7b (PDF)
Agenda Item 8 (PDF)
Agenda Item 11 (PDF)
Agenda Item 14 (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF)
Webcast recording
November 5, 2021 Agenda (PDF)
Agenda Item 4a (PDF)
Agenda Item 4b (PDF)
Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF)
Webcast recording
July 30, 2021 Agenda (PDF) Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Agenda Item 7 (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording
April 30, 2021 Agenda (PDF)
Agenda Item 4 (PDF)
Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Agenda Item 7 (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF)
Webcast recording
January 29, 2021 Agenda (PDF)
Agenda Item 4 (PDF)
Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording 
October 16, 2020 Agenda (PDF)
Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6c (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording
July 31, 2020 Agenda (PDF)
Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Agenda Item 7 (PDF)
Agenda Item 8 (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording 
January 24, 2020 Agenda (PDF)
Agenda Item 5 (PDF)
Agenda Item 6 (PDF)
Agenda Item 8a (PDF)
Agenda Item 8b (PDF)
Agenda Item 8c (PDF)
Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording
October 18, 2019     Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording
July 19, 2019     Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording
April 5, 2019     Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording
January 18, 2019     Approved minutes (PDF) Webcast recording

Meeting minutes are made available upon final approval by the Committee members after their next meeting. A Committee member quorum is required in order to approve the minutes at each meeting. Minutes from previous THMP Advisory Committee meetings are available upon request.

Learn more about the THMP Medication Advisory Committee: Mary Richards 1-800-255-1090


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Last updated November 29, 2022