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



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