Appendix D

Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACTG

AIDS Clinical Trials Group

ACTU

AIDS clinical trials unit

ADAMHA

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

APAC

AIDS Program Advisory Committee

AVEU

AIDS vaccine evaluation unit

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

DAIDS

Division of AIDS

DCT

Division of Cancer Treatment

DNC

Decision Network Committee

DRG

Division of Research Grants

FCRF

Frederick Cancer Research Facility

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FIC

Fogarty International Center

FTE

full-time equivalents

GLP

good laboratory practice

HATS

Heterosexual HIV Transmission Study

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

ICD

institutes, centers, and divisions

IHS

Indian Health Service

IND

investigational new drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IV

intravenous

IVIG

intravenous immunoglobulin

MACS

Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

NAEC

NIH AIDS Executive Committee

NAPO

National AIDS Program Office

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NCDDG-HIV

National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group Program for the treatment of HIV/AIDS

NCDDG-OI

National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group Program for the treatment of opportunistic infections

NCI

National Cancer Institute



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THE AIDS RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Appendix D Abbreviations and Acronyms ACTG AIDS Clinical Trials Group ACTU AIDS clinical trials unit ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome APAC AIDS Program Advisory Committee AVEU AIDS vaccine evaluation unit CDC Centers for Disease Control DAIDS Division of AIDS DCT Division of Cancer Treatment DNC Decision Network Committee DRG Division of Research Grants FCRF Frederick Cancer Research Facility FDA Food and Drug Administration FIC Fogarty International Center FTE full-time equivalents GLP good laboratory practice HATS Heterosexual HIV Transmission Study HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HIV human immunodeficiency virus HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration ICD institutes, centers, and divisions IHS Indian Health Service IND investigational new drug IOM Institute of Medicine IV intravenous IVIG intravenous immunoglobulin MACS Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study NAEC NIH AIDS Executive Committee NAPO National AIDS Program Office NAS National Academy of Sciences NCDDG-HIV National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group Program for the treatment of HIV/AIDS NCDDG-OI National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group Program for the treatment of opportunistic infections NCI National Cancer Institute

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THE AIDS RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NCNR National Center for Nursing Research NCRR National Center for Research Resources NCVDG National Cooperative Vaccine Discovery Groups NEI National Eye Institute NHLBI National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAMS National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDR National Institute of Dental Research NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences NIH National Institutes of Health NIMH National Institute of Mental Health NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NLM National Library of Medicine OAR Office of AIDS Research OASH Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health OD Office of the Director OI opportunistic infection OMB Office of Management and Budget OPM Office of Personnel Management OTA Office of Technology Assessment PA program announcement PCA physicians comparability allowance PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia PEBRA Programs of Excellence in Basic Research on AIDS PHS Public Health Service RAG Resource Allocation Group RCMI Research Centers at Minority Institutions RFA request for application RFP request for proposal RPG research project grant SES Senior Executive Service SFMHS San Francisco Men's Health Study SIV simian immunodeficiency virus SMSA standard metropolitan statistical area STD sexually transmitted disease U.S. DHEW United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare U.S. DHHS United States Department of Health and Human Services USAID United States Agency for International Development VRDB Vaccine Research and Development Branch WHO World Health Organization WITS Women and Infants Transmission Study YPLL years of potential life lost