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Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Appendix A: Key to Acronyms

General Terms

(Last updated: April 8, 2015; last reviewed: April 8, 2015)

General Terms
Abbreviation
Full Name
17-BMP  
beclomethasone 17-monopropionate
Al
aluminum 
ART  
antiretroviral therapy
ARV
antiretroviral 
AUC  
area under the curve
AWP  
average wholesale price
bDNA branched DNA
BID
twice daily
BMD 
bone mineral density
Ca
calcium 
CaCO3  
calcium carbonate
cap
capsule 
CCB calcium channel blockers 
CD4 
CD4 T lymphocyte 
Cmax
maximum plasma concentration
Cmin 
minimum plasma concentration
CNS   central nervous system
CPK 
creatine phosphokinase 
CrCl 
creatinine clearance 
CVD
cardiovascular disease
CYP 
cytochrome P 
DAAs direct-acting antivirals
DHA dihydroartemisinin
DMPA 
depot medroxyprogesterone acetate
DSMB
Data Safety Monitoring Board
EC 
enteric coated 
ECG 
electrocardiogram
EI 
entry inhibitor
FDA Food and Drug Administration 
Fe iron
GAZT azidothymidine glucuronide
GI
gastrointestinal 
HBV 
hepatitis B virus 
HCV 
hepatitis C virus 
HDL 
high-density lipoprotein 
HLA 
human leukocyte antigen 
HMG-CoA
hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A
HSR 
hypersensitivity reaction
INR
international normalized ratio
INSTI 
integrase strand transfer inhibitor 
LDL 
low-density lipoprotein
MAC
Mycobacterium avium complex
MATE 
multidrug and toxin extrusion transporter 
Mg magnesium 
MI myocardial infarction
N/A
Not Applicable
NNRTI 
non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
NRTI 
nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
OCT2
organic cation transporter 2 
OH-itraconazole
active metabolite of itraconazole
PAH pulmonary arterial hypertension 
PDE5 phosphodiesterase type 5 
PI protease inhibitor
PPI proton pump inhibitor 
PK pharmacokinetic
QTc QT corrected for heart rate 
SCr serum creatinine
soln solution 
SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
susp suspension 
tab tablet 
TB tuberculosis 
TCA tricyclic anti-depressant 
TG triglyceride 
TID three times a day 
UGT1A1
uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase
VPA valproic acid
WHO World Health Organization
XR extended release
Zn Zinc

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