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HIV clinicians and others who want to stay apprised of the latest scams and fraudulent messages being spread about HIV and AIDS can check a Web site at www.tahfin.org that lists this information.
The Texas AIDS Health Fraud Information Network (TAHFIN) regularly monitors public Internet Web sites, newsgroups, and e-mail messages looking for potential scams and promotions of fraudulent treatments.
The group often forwards its findings to federal and Texas enforcement agencies for follow-up.
TAHFIN is a task force sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and composed of community-based organizations, the Texas Department of Providers, and people with HIV/AIDS.
For more information, TAHFIN may be reached at (800) 758-5152 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.