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 in the document section of the THMP website. 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").
Beginning August 1, 2015, agencies assisting with THMP applications are expected to follow MAGI guidelines. Additionally, agency representatives that are completing a new application or recertification for clients currently receiving THMP assistance are asked to assist clients in completing a THMP application and to mail the completed application and eligibility documents to the THMP program. Please visit the Ryan White HIV-AIDS Program MAGI Documents page for more information
New Medications Added to THMP Formulary
The combination therapy medications Evotaz and Prezcobix were both added to the Texas HIV Medication Program formulary on March 6, 2015. Both drugs were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat HIV-1 infection. Evotaz is an oral tablet that combines the protease inhibitor Reyataz (atazanavir) with the CYP3A inhibitor Tybost (cobicistat), which increases the amount of atazanavir in the blood to control HIV infection. Prezcobix is an oral tablet that combines the protease inhibitor Prezista (darunavir) with the CYP3A inhibitor Tybost (cobicistat), which increases the amount of darunavir in the blood to control HIV infection. The THMP expects to have both medications in stock and available for clients as of March 9, 2015. The updated Medical Certification Form is available for download on the documents page. Should you have any questions please call the THMP at 1-800-255-1090.
Tybost (cobicistat) was added to the Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) formulary on February 2, 2015. Tybost was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a CYP3A inhibitor indicated to increase systemic exposure of Reyataz (atazanavir) or Prezista (darunavir) in combination with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. The THMP will have the medication in stock and available for clients as of February 5, 2015. The updated Medical Certification Form is available for download on the documents page. Should you have any questions please call the THMP at 1-800-255-1090.
New Fax Numbers for Texas HIV Medication Program
The Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) fax numbers recently changed. The new THMP eligibility fax number is 512-533-3178 and the new THMP Pharmacy fax number (for medication orders only) is 512-533-3171. Please double check to be sure you are using the correct number listed above.
|Hurricane Preparedness for Texas HIV Medication Program Clients
It's always a good idea to make plans in advance for your medical needs during hurricane season in Texas. As evidenced in recent years, the hardship experienced during an evacuation from the impending storm can be stressful enough without the added complication of interrupting your antiretroviral dosing regimen and the subsequent lapse in therapy. With that in mind, the THMP has prepared an informational guide to assist you in planning for what to have on hand ready to take with you should an evacuation occur, along with a form you can fill out summarizing the crucial medical information you'll need to have available:
Hurricane Preparedness Info for THMP Clients (PDF : 29 kb)
Program applications, guidelines and formulary listings are available on the THMP documents page.
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