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Abbreviations

• NPS - nuclear power station
• DPT (also DTP and DTwP) - class of combination vaccines against three infectious diseases in humans: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus.
• ARV medications – antiretroviral medications
• ART – antiretroviral therapy
• ATO - Anti-Terrorist Operation
• AC – analytical center
• CH - Charitable Foundation
• BCG - Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine, vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis
• ACO - All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization
• ACF - All-Ukrainian Charitable Fund
• APO - All-Ukrainian Public Organization
• HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
• EC –educational colony/ CC – correctional colony/ CF– correctional facility
• IHE - Institutions of Higher Education
• WHO - World Health Organization
• IDP - internally displaced person
• CO - Community organization
• GBV - Gender-Based Violence
• Global Fund(GFATM) - Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
• FO – family-type orphanage
• VCT – voluntary counseling and testing
• PS - Preschool
• ECG or EKG - Electrocardiography
• EU – European Union
• WCS) – women involved in commercial sex
• MM – mass media
• GEE - general educational establishments
• (EITor ET - External independent evaluation or External independent testing
• CPH - centres of Public Health
• FM or FP - Family medicine, formerly family practice
• SMT - Substitution maintenance therapy
• HR – harm reduction
• WIG - Women's initiative group
• IC - information campaign
• IM - information materials
• IEC materials - Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials
• STD – sexually transmitted disease
• ELISA - enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
• CES - Criminal Executive Service
• TP - Trust point
• YFC – youth friendly clinics
• MI - municipal institution
• CT - counseling and testing
• CT or CAT scans - computed tomography scan
• LGBT - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
• PLWH – people living with HIV
• INGO - International non-governmental organization
• MOH - Ministry of Health
• MRI - Magnetic resonance imaging
• MSEC - medico-social expert commission
• ND - narcological dispensary
• NGO – non-government organization
• LG - Local government
• UN - United Nations
• PEP - Post-exposure Prophylaxis
• PC - Primary care
• PP – prevention projects
• UNDP – UN Development Programme
• FH – foster home (ПС - укр.)
• SPS – socio-psychological service
• ATD - Anti-tuberculosis Dispensary
• CSW - Commercial Sex Workers
• SAU - sociological association of Ukraine
• DLC - Difficult Life Circumstances
• SD - stigma and discrimination
• SIZO – detention facility
• IDU – injecting drug user
• SHCU - Specialized health-care unit
• AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
• SE - Social enterprise
• UNGASS – UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS
• TB - tuberculosis
• DC – Department of Corrections.
• VG - vulnerable groups
• MU - Medical ultrasound
• DF - Department of Health
• SLSW - Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare
• FMS – feldsher-midwife station
• FGD – focus group discussion
• UNFPA – UN Population Fund
• TA - target audience
• HIV/AIDS Centre – Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of AIDS
• CPC - Center primary care
• CDH - Central District Hospital
• CSSFCY – Centers of social services for family, children and youth
• CNPS –Chernobyl nuclear power station
• MSM – men who have sex with men
• STI clinic - Sexually transmitted infections clinic
• UNICEF – UN Children’s Fund
• NRS – nuclear and radiation safety
• PATH – Program for Advanced Technologies in Health
• USAID – United States Agency for International Development
• РСS - health care setting