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Section 2F. There shall be an AIDS advisory board constituted for the general purpose of making recommendations to the commissioner concerning the administration and allocation of the fund, and performing any other functions specifically granted to it by law.

The commissioner shall have the authority to appoint all members of the AIDS advisory board, which shall consist of no more than nineteen members, and shall include the following: two persons with AIDS; two persons with AIDS-related complex; two persons who are sero-positive; six persons each who have demonstrable experience in providing AIDS related direct services to persons who are at risk of HIV infection or who are sero-positive, one of whom has experience with persons of African-American heritage, one of whom has experience with persons of Hispanic heritage, one of whom has experience with persons of Haitian origin; one of whom has experience with persons who are intravenous drug users, one of whom has experience with local, state or federal prisoners, and one of whom has experience with gay men; a sociologist who has demonstrable experience in neighborhood based AIDS-related education or research; an epidemiologist who has demonstrated experience in neighborhood based AIDS-related research or treatment; a pediatrician with demonstrable experience in treating children with the HIV infection or related illnesses; and a representative of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

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