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Last Updated: August 2008

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AA: Alcoholics Anonymous or AIDS Action
AAC: ADAP Advisory Council
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
AAR: Annual Administrative Report
AAHIVM: American Academy of HIV Medicine
AAAC: African American Advisory Committee
AAATF: African American AIDS Taskforce
ACF: Administration for Children & Families
ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
ACOG : American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACTHIV: American Conference for the Treatment of HIV
ACTIS: AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ACTG: AIDS Clinical Trials Group
ACTU: AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAP: AIDS Drug Assistance Program
ADC: AIDS Dementia Complex
AETC: AIDS Education and Training Centers
AIDS: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AmFAR: American Foundation for AIDS Research
ANAC: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
APHA: American Public Health Association
APHL: Association of Public Health Laboratories
API: Asian & Pacific Islander
ARC: AIDS-Related Complex
ART: Anti-Retroviral Therapy, American Red Cross
ASAP: As Soon as Possible
ASO: AIDS Service Organizations
ASPH: Association of Schools of Public Health
ASTHO: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
AVRS: AIDS Vaccine Research Subcommittee


BAI: Black AIDS Institute


CA: Cooperative Agreement
CAB: Community Advisory Board
CAEAR: Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief
CAIR: Center for American Indian Resources
CARE: Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency
CBO: Community Based Organization
CCCHAP: Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention
CCID: Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases
CDC: Centers for Disease Control
CDCP: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEO: Chief Executive Officer (Chief Elected Official)
CEU: Continuing Education Units
CFDA: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFO: Chief Financial Officer
CLD: Client Level Data
CLEAR: Calabash: Learning, Evaluation, Assessment and Research
CLRS: Client-Level Reporting System
CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CNA: Comprehensive Needs Assessment
COBRA: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
COLA: Cost of Living Allowance
COPC: Continuum of Prevention and Care
CR: Continuing Resolution
CROI: Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
CSAD: Care System Assessment Demonstration
CSAP: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSH: Coordinated School of Health
CTR: Counseling, Testing and Referral (services)
CVS: Community Voice Committee


DEBI: Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention
DHAP: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
DHHS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
DHS: Department of Human Services
DMSAC: District Multi-Sector AIDS Committee
DOC: Department of Corrections
DOH: Department of Health
DOJ: Department of Justice
DVH: (CDCs) Division of Viral Hepatitis


EAP: Expanded Access Program
EAS: Essential Access Services
ECPS: Essential Care and Prevention Services
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EIA: Enzyme ImmunoAssay
EIOR: Electronic Inter Office Requisition
ELISA: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
EMA: Eligible Metropolitan Area


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
FYI: For Your Information
FY: Fiscal Year


GAMC: General Assistance Medical Care
GAO: Government Accountability Office (non-partisan)
GHAT: Government HIV Administrative Team
GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender
GLBTA: Gay. Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender and Allies
GLBTQ: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender and Questioning


HAART: Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
HARS: HIV/AIDS Reporting Systems
HASS: HIV/AIDS Surveillance System
HAV: Hepatitis A Virus
HBV: Hepatitis B Virus
HCMC: Hennepin County Medical Center
HCSUS: HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study
HCV: Hepatitis C Virus
HERR: Health Education and Risk Reduction
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act
HIV: Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
HMMWG: HIV Medicare and Medicaid Working Group
HOPWA: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
HPLS: HIV Prevention Leadership Summit
HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration
HSPHD: Human Services & Public Health Dept. (Hennepin County)
HUD: Housing and Urban Development
HUDD Housing and Urban Development Department


IAS: International AIDS Society
IDEPC: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control
IDU: Injection Drug Users
IFB: Invitation for Bid
IGA: Intergovernmental Agreement
IHPL: Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership
IRB: Institutional Review Board
IT: Information Technology
IVDU: Intravenous Drug User


JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association


LAC: Latino Advisory Committee
LHDs: Local Health Departments
LPHA: Local Public Health Agencies


MAC: Midwest AIDS Coalition or Multicultural AIDS Coalition
MAEPD: Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities
MAI: Minority AIDS Initiative
MAP: Minnesota AIDS Project
MAPS: Minnesota Accounting & Procurement System
MAPS ER: MAPS Electronic Reporting
MATEC: Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center
MCHA: Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
MDH: Minnesota Department of Health
MHCP: Minnesota Health Care Programs
MHSPC: Minnesota HIV Services Planning Council
MMIS: Medicaid Management Information System
MMRF: Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
MNET: Minnesota Non-Emergency Transportation
MOA: Memorandum of Agreement
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MSOCS: Minnesota State Operated Community Services
MUL: Minneapolis Urban League


NA & E: Needs Assessment & Evaluation
NAPWA: National Association for People with AIDS
NASTAD: National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
NASW: National Association of Social Workers
NCHSTP: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
NDC: National Drug Code
NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDR: National Institute of Dental Research
NIH: The National Institutes of Health
NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health
NMAC: National Minority AIDS Council
NNRTI: Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor
NPIN: National Prevention Information Network
NRTI: Nucleoside Reverse Transriptase Inhibitors
NQC: National Quality Center


OAP: Office of AIDS Policy
OAS: Office Administration Specialist
OMR: Office of Minority Research
OOPS: Out of Pocket Expenses
OPA: Office of Pharmacy Affairs
OPPS: Outpatient Prospective Payment System
OTC: Over the Counter


P & P: Planning & Priorities
PACHA: Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
PAHO: Pan American Health Organization
PBM: Pharmacy Benefits Management
PCAT: Primary Care Assessment Tool
PCP: Primary Care Provider
PCRS: Partner Counseling & Referral Services
PD: Position Description
PEMS: Program Evaluation & Monitoring System
PEPFAR: President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
PFS: Physician Fee Schedule
PHS: Program in Human Sexuality
PI: Protease Inhibitor
PIN: Personal Identification Number
PLG: Poverty Level Guidelines
PLWA: People or Persons Living With AIDS
PLWH/A: People or Persons Living With HIV/AIDS
PMI: Person Master Index
PPL: Project for Pride in Living
PREP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
PWA: Person or Persons With AIDS
PWP: Prevention with Positives Program


QA: Quality Assurance
Q and A: Questions and Answers
QM: Quality Management
QMAC: Quality Management and Assessment Committee
QMB: Qualified Medicare Beneficiary


RAAN: Rural AIDS Action Network
RFI: Request for Information
RFP: Request for Proposals
RMA: Refugee Medical Assistance
ROI: Release of Information
RSDI: Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
RWCA: Ryan White CARE Act
RWDR: Ryan White Data Report
RVU: Relative Value Unit


SA: Substance Abuse
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
SAR: Service Area Review
SAYFSM: Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services of Minnesota
SCHIP: State Children's Health Insurance Program
SCSN: Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need
SDIS: Service Delivery Information System
SEP: Syringe Exchange Programs
SIECUS: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
SLMB: Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary
SMC: Systems Management Center
SMRT: State Medical Review Team
SONI: Severity of Need Index
SPNS: Special Projects of National Significance
SRU: Special Recovery Unit
SSDI: Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI: Social Security Insurance
STARHS: Serological Testing Algorithm for Recent HIV Seroconversion
STD/STI: Sexually Transmitted Disease/Sexually Transmitted Infections


T2CANN: Title II Community AIDS National Network
TA: Technical Assistance
TACT: Technical Assistance Costing Tool
TANF: Temporary Aid to Needy Families
TCAC: Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians
TG: Transgender
TGA: Transitional Grant Area
THP: Transitional Housing Program
TOT: Training-of-Trainers
TPL: Third Party Liability
TrOOP: True Out of Pocket Expense
TSL: Technical Service Liaison


UNAIDS: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
USCM: United States Conference of Mayors
USP: United States Pharmacopeia


VA: Veterans Administration or vulnerable adult
VOLAG: Voluntary Agency


WAD: World AIDS Day (December 1)
WHO: World Health Organization
WIC: Work Incentives Connection or Women, Infants, and Children
WICY: Women, Infants, Children & Youth
WSCHS: WestSide Community Health Services


YAP: Youth and AIDS Project

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