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FDA/State AIDS Health Fraud Task Forces

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The Task Forces are a network of AIDS Health Fraud Task Forces throughout the United States of America has developed a proactive approach to combat these fraudulent product/treatment promotions affecting people with HIV/AIDS and their partners, family,and friends. The network, sponsored by the US Food & Drug Administration, strives to promote awareness, and prevent fraud through education that empowers individuals. The Task Forces have developed hotlines, workshops, conferences, and advocacy sharing as an alert mechanism to new fraudulent product promotion. Media has been utilized to broaden awareness in the diverse communities served. Members of the Task Force Network include persons living with HIV/AIDS, community based organizations, treatment advocates, health care practitioners, educators, federal and state government officials, and local health care departments. (Rosario Quintanilla Vior and Betty Dodson 1998)

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