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HIV Action Plan in Scotland: December 2009 to March 2014

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Appendix One: Glossary of Terms

AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

APGB

Action Plan Governance Board

ART

Anti Retroviral Therapy

BASHH

British Association of Sexual Health & HIV

BBV

Blood Borne Virus

BHIVA

British Human Immunodeficiency Virus Association

CHIVA

The Children's HIV Association

CMO

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

GUM

Genitourinary medicine

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HPS

Health Protection Scotland

ID

Infectious diseases

IDU

Intravenous Drug User

Incidence

Number of new cases in the population over a given time

MPCN

Managed Prevention and Care Network

MRC

Medical Research Council

MSM

Men who have sex with men, and including gay and bisexual men

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NSHAC (Now NSHHAC)

National Sexual Health (and HIV) Advisory Committee

Prevalence

Total number of cases in the population at a given time

Respect & Responsibility

Scottish Government's action plan to improve sexual health.

Scot PHN

Scottish Public Health Network

SHIVAG

Scottish HIV and AIDS Group

STI

Sexually transmitted infection

UAI

Unprotected Anal Intercourse

UNAIDS

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV & AIDS