• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, and TB 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, 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, 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.


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 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.



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Last updated April 29, 2021