Texas Acts to Facilitate Continued Access to Daily HIV Medication for Texans Living With HIV Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Information for Texans Experiencing Disruption in Access to HIV Medications
August 31, 2017
The program has announced that local jurisdictions are able to use Emergency Financial Assistance to replace medications that have been lost, damaged, or need to be refilled. Additionally, the Texas State Board of Pharmacies has authorized pharmacies to dispense up to a 30-day supply of medications due to the emergency situation.
The THMP website also provides information on emergency preparedness for all people living with HIV as well as tips on what to do if your HIV medications are running out or have run out due to the emergency circumstances.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also shared information and resources for those affected by Hurricane Harvey on a new web page. Topics addressed include mental and behavioral health, food and water safety, safe use of drugs, and staying safe after the storm, among other topics.
[Note from TheBody.com: This article was originally published by HIV.gov on Aug. 30, 2017. We have cross-posted it with their permission.]
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