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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    DSHS strives to respond to all email requests in a timely manner. It is important to note, however, that messages that you send to us by email may not be secure and may be intercepted by a third party. Therefore, we recommend that you do not send any confidential health information to us by email.

Texas HIV Medication Program – Advisory Committee

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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, Section 85.066. 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:

Physician Members

Phillip H. Keiser, M.D. - Committee Chair
Galveston, Texas
Term expires 2018

Natalie N. Vanek, M.D. - Committee Vice-Chair
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2018

Fernando Garcia, M.D.
Harlingen, Texas
Term expires 2015

Pediatrician Member

Mary E. Paul, M.D.
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2015

Public Non-Profit Hospital Administrator Member

Nancy P. Miertschin, M.P.H.
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2015

Pharmacist Member

Raul Castaneda, R.Ph.
Austin, Texas
Term expires 2018

Social Worker Member

Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2015

Consumer Members

David Lawrence Huse
Dallas, Texas
Term expires 2015

Frank Rosas
San Antonio, Texas
Term expires 2018

Demetra Michelle Tennison
Austin, Texas
Term expires 2015

C. Bruce Turner
Houston, Texas
Term expires 2018


THMP Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes:

Meeting minutes for the September 13, 2013 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 18, 2013 (PDF : 295 kb)

May 18, 2012 (PDF : 30 kb)

January 13, 2012 (PDF : 31 kb)

October 14, 2011 (PDF : 89 kb)

July 29, 2011 (PDF : 100 kb)

June 24, 2011 (PDF : 95 kb)

April 1, 2011 (PDF : 91 kb)

November 21, 2009 (PDF : 30 kb)

November 21, 2008 (PDF : 20 kb)

March 7, 2008 (PDF : 19 kb)

November 30, 2007 (PDF : 16 kb)

July 13, 2007 (PDF : 16 kb)

March 9, 2007 (PDF : 18 kb)

November 17, 2006 (PDF : 17 kb)

July 7, 2006 (PDF : 15 kb)

February 17, 2006 (PDF : 15 kb)

November 18, 2005 (PDF : 17 kb)

July 15, 2005 (PDF : 25 kb)

April 8, 2005 (PDF : 16 kb)

January 7, 2005 (PDF : 18 kb)

September 24, 2004 (PDF : 16 kb)

June 18, 2004 (PDF : 22 kb)

February 27, 2004 (PDF : 25 kb)

November 7, 2003 (PDF : 17 kb)

August 22, 2003 (PDF : 13 kb)

July 25, 2003 (PDF : 20 kb)

June 18, 2003 (PDF : 16 kb)

May 2, 2003 (PDF : 23 kb)

January 6, 2003 (PDF : 11 kb)

November 1, 2002 (PDF : 31 kb)


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Last updated October 09, 2013