• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail 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 – 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, Sections 85.044 and 85.271-85.282. 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 Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Current THMP Advisory Committee Members

Natalie Vanek - Committee Chair
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2020

Frank Rosas - Committee Vice-Chair
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2022

Margaret Adjei
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2022

Ogechika Karl Alozie
El Paso, Texas
Term expires 2022

Gloria Heresi
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2024

Lionel Hillard
Dallas, Texas
Term expires 2022

Susana Lazarte
Dallas, Texas
Term expires 2020

Nancy Miertschin
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2024

Ray Moore
Granbury, Texas
Term expires 2024

Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2024

Demetra Tennison
Austin, Texas
Term expires 2024


THMP Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes:

Meeting minutes for the April 6, 2018 meeting will be made available at this site 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.

January 5, 2018

October 6, 2017

June 16, 2017

April 7, 2017

June 17, 2016

November 20, 2015

July 17, 2015

December 5, 2014

February 21, 2014

September 13, 2013

January 18, 2013

May 18, 2012

January 13, 2012

Minutes from previous THMP Advisory Committee meetings are available upon request.



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Last updated October 30, 2019