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india Updated: Dec 13, 2003 12:55 IST

 AACTGAdult Aids Clinical Trials Group
 AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
 ARTAnti-retroviral Therapy
 ARVAnti-retroviral drugs
 BTS Blood Transfusion Service
 CBC Complete Blood Count
 CBCT Community-Based Clinical Trial
 CSW Commercial Sex Workers
 DNA Di-ribonucleic Acid
 ELISA Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbant Assay
 EQAS External Quality Assessment Scheme
 HAART Highly active antiretroviral therapy
 HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus 
 IDU  Injecting drug users
 ILO International Labour Organisation
 INP+ Indian Network of People Living with AIDS
MSM Men having sex with men
NACO National AIDS Control Organisation
NACP National AIDS Control Programme
NBTC National Blood Transfusion Council
NGO  Non-governmental organisations
PEP Post Exposure Prophylaxis
PLWHA People Living With HIV/AIDS
RNA Ribonucleic Acid  
RTI Reproductive tract infections
SACS State AIDS Control Societies     
SBTC  State Blood Transfusion Council
STD   Sexually transmitted diseases
STI Sexually transmitted infections
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

 United Nations Development Programme

UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
VCT Voluntary Counselling & Testing
VCTCVoluntary Counselling & Testing Centre
WHOWorld Health Organisation
WLHAWomen Living With HIV/AIDS

First Published: Dec 05, 2003 15:35 IST