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HIV terms and acronyms

This list of acronyms includes  health conditions, treatment and prevention terms, national organisations and networks. For a more comprehensive list of organisations and groups, go to our links pages.

 

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AAC: AIDS Action Council (in the Australian Capital Territory)

ACH2: Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research

ACFID: Australian Council for International Development

ACON: ACON Health (formerly the AIDS Council of New South Wales)

ACOSS: Australian Council of Social Services

ACSA: AIDS Council of South Australia (closed in 2013)

AFAO: Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

AHPP: AFAO Health Promotion Program

AHPPC: Australian Health Protection Principal Committee
 

AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AIVL: Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users’ League

AMS: Aboriginal Medical Service

ANA: Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation)

APCASO: Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organisations

APN+: Asia Pacific Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS

ARCSHS: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

ART: Antiretroviral therapy 

ARV: Antiretroviral

ASHM: Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

ATA: AIDS Trust of Australia


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B

BBGF: Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

BBVSS: Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Sub-Committee (of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee)

 

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C

CSRH: Centre for Social Research in Health

CHF: Consumers Health Forum of Australia

CBO: Community-based Organisation

CHOGM: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CMA: Commonwealth Medical Association

 

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DoH: Department of Health (federal)


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E

EMF: Education Managers' Forum (advises AFAO's health promotion program)

 

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H

HAART: Highly active antiretroviral therapy  

HCV: Hepatitis C Virus

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HPV: Human papillomavirus

 

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I

ICAAP: International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

ICASO: International Council of AIDS Service Organisations

ICW: International Community of Women Living With HIV/AIDS

 

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M

MACBBVS: Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

MSM: Men who have sex with men

 

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N

NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

NAPWHA: National Association of People With HIV Australia

NGO: Non-Government Organisation

NIH: National Institutes of Health (USA)

NSP/NESP: Needle and syringe exchange program 

NTAHC: Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council


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P

PATSIN: Positive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (A NAPWHA network)

PEP: Post exposure prophylaxis
 

PLHIV/PHIV: People living with HIV or people with HIV

PLWHA: People living with HIV/AIDS (preferred term is now PLHIV)

PrEP: Pre-exposure prophylaxis 

 

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Q

QuAC: Queensland AIDS Council (previously known as Queensland Association for Healthy Communities)

 

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S

SAMESH: South Australia Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health

SEA-AIDS: South-East Asia AIDS e-forum

SOPV: Sex-on-premises venues

STI: Sexually Transmissible Infection

SWOP: Sex Workers Outreach Project

 

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T

TasCAHRD: Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Disease

TON: Treataware Outreach Network (NAPWHA)

TasP: Treatment as prevention 

 

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U

UNAIDS: Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

UNGASS: United Nations General Assembly Special Session (on HIV/AIDS)

UNPD: United Nations Political Declaration

 

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V

VAC: Victorian AIDS Council

 

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W

WAAC: Western Australia AIDS Council

WAD: World AIDS Day

 

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This page was published on 12 January, 2011

This page was reviewed on 15 March 2016