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Terms and Abbreviations

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010
AIDSAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALTAlanine aminotransferase
anti-HBcAntibody to hepatitis B core antigen
anti-HCVHepatitis C antibodies
ASC-USAtypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
BCABichloroacetic acid
BVBacterial vaginosis
CBCComplete blood count
CIConfidence interval
CINCervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CLDChronic liver disease
CLIAClinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CNSCentral nervous system
CSFCerebrospinal fluid
DFADirect fluorescent antibody
DGIDisseminated gonococcal infection
DNADeoxyribonucleic acid
ECEmergency contraception
EIAEnzyme immunoassay
ELISAEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EPTExpedited partner therapy
FDAFood and Drug Administration
FTA-ABSFluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed
gGGlycoprotein G
GNIDGram-negative intracellular diplococci
HAARTHighly active antiretroviral therapy
HAVHepatitis A virus
HBIGHepatitis B immune globulin
HBsAgHepatitis B surface antigen
HBVHepatitis B virus
HCChepatocellular carcinoma
HCVHepatitis C virus
HIVHuman immunodeficiency virus
IFAImmunofluorescence assay
IgEImmunoglobulin E
IgImmune globulin
IgGImmunoglobulin G
IgMImmunoglobulin M
IUDIntrauterine device
IVIntravenous or intravenously
KOHPotassium hydroxide
LGVLymphogranuloma venereum
MACMycobacterium avium complex
MICMinimum inhibitory concentration
MSMMen who have sex with men
NAATNucleic acid amplification test
NGUNongonococcal urethritis
PCRPolymerase chain reaction
PEPPostexposure prophylaxis
PIDPelvic inflammatory disease
POBy mouth
PPVPositive predictive value
QRNGQuinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
RNARibonucleic acid
RPRRapid plasma reagin
RT-PCRReverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
RVVCRecurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis
SILSquamous intraepithelial lesion
STDSexually transmitted disease
TCATrichloroacetic acid
TEToxoplasmic encephalitis
TP-PATreponema pallidum particle agglutation
VDRLVenereal Disease Research Laboratory
VVCVulvovaginal candidiasis
WBWestern blot
WBCWhite blood count
WSWWomen who have sex with women