Public Health Service
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
Personnel Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Pediatric Spectrum of Disease
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Survey of Childbearing Women
sickle cell disease
Special Projects of National Significance
Social Security Disability Insurance
Supplemental Security Income
SSI Disabled Children's Program
sexually transmitted disease
Surveillance to Evaluate Prevention
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Women's Initiative for HIV Care and Reduction of Perinatal Transmission
Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases
zidovudine, previously known as AZT
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS):
an acquired, as opposed to inherited (congenital), disease characterized by the progressive deterioration of host immune defenses that renders the affected individual susceptible to an array of infectious and malignant disorders that do not normally afflict persons with intact immune systems. AIDS results from infection with human immunodeficiency virus, and is formally defined by a case definition issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
phenomenon where HIV/AIDS is treated differently from other diseases, especially with regard to clinical testing and public health screening programs.
normal fetal protein that is usually present in maternal serum, used to diagnose neural tube defects and other conditions during pregnancy.