Page 5: HIV and AIDS in Canada: Surveillance Report to December 31, 2014 - List of acronyms

List of acronyms

AB
Alberta
AIDS
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ART
Antiretroviral therapy
AZT
Zidovudine (Retrovir)
BC
British Columbia
CIC
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
CIC/OOC
Citizenship and Immigration Canada/Out of Country
CTN
Canadian HIV Trials Network
CPARG
Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group
CPHSP
Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program
DEXA
Data Extraction and Analysis System
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid
HAART
Highly active antiretroviral therapy
HET-Endemic
Heterosexual contact - origin from an HIV-endemic country
HET-Risk
Heterosexual contact with a person at risk
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus
ICD
International Classification of Diseases
IDU
Injection drug use
IME
Immigration medical examination
LEP
Laboratory Enhancement Program (Ontario)
MB
Manitoba
MSM
Men who have sex with men
MSM-IDU
Men who have sex with men and use injection drugs
NB
New Brunswick
NIR
No identified risk
NIR-Het
Heterosexual contact with no identified risk
NL
Newfoundland and Labrador
NS
Nova Scotia
NT
Northwest Territories
NU
Nunavut
ON
Ontario
PE
Prince Edward Island
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
QC
Quebec
RNA
Ribonucleic acid
SC
Statistics Canada
SK
Saskatchewan
YT
Yukon
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