Terms and Abbreviations Used in This Report

AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALT Alanine aminotransferase
anti-HBc Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen
anti-HCV Hepatitis C antibodies
ASC-US Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
BCA Bichloroacetic acid
BV Bacterial vaginosis
CBC Complete blood count
CI Confidence interval
CIN Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CLD Chronic liver disease
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CNS Central nervous system
CSF Cerebrospinal fluid
DFA Direct fluorescent antibody
DGI Disseminated gonococcal infection
dL Deciliter
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
EC Emergency contraception
EIA Enzyme immunoassay
ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EPT Expedited partner therapy
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FTA-ABS Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed
gG Glycoprotein G
GNID Gram-negative intracellular diplococci
HAART Highly active antiretroviral therapy
HAV Hepatitis A virus
HBIG Hepatitis B immune globulin
HbsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HCC hepatocellular carcinoma
HCV Hepatitis C virus
HPV Human papillomavirus
HSV Herpes simplex virus
IFA Immunofluorescence assay
IgE Immunoglobulin E
Ig Immune globulin
IgG Immunoglobulin G
IgM Immunoglobulin M
IM Intramuscularly
IUD Intrauterine device
IV Intravenous or intravenously
KOH Potassium hydroxide
LGV Lymphogranuloma venereum
MAC Mycobacterium avium complex
MIC Minimum inhibitory concentration
MSM Men who have sex with men
N-9 Nonoxynol-9
NAAT Nucleic acid amplification test
NGU Nongonococcal urethritis
nPEP Nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis
Pap Papanicolaou
PCR Polymerase chain reaction
PEP Postexposure prophylaxis
PID Pelvic inflammatory disease
PO By mouth
PPV Positive predictive value
QRNG Quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
RNA Ribonucleic acid
RPR Rapid plasma reagin
RT-PCR Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
RVVC Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis
SIL Squamous intraepithelial lesion
STD Sexually transmitted disease
TCA Trichloroacetic acid
TE Toxoplasmic encephalitis
TP-PA Treponema pallidum particle agglutation
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory
VVC Vulvovaginal candidiasis
WB Western blot
WBC White blood count
WSW Women who have sex with women

 

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