Abbreviations and acronyms

ACCESS Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of sexually
               transmitted infections and bloodborne viruses

ARTG     Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods

ASHM   Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

BBVSS  Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee of the                                Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)

CDNA    Communicable Diseases Network of Australia

CE          Conformité Européene

DAA       Direct acting antiviral

EDTA     Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

EPP        Exposure Prone Procedure

EQAS     External Quality Assessment Scheme

FDA       Food and Drug Administration (US)

HCV       Hepatitis C virus

HIV         Human immunodeficiency virus

IDU        Injecting Drug Use

IVD         In-Vitro Diagnostic Device

MBS       Medicare Benefits Schedule

NATA     National Association of Testing Authorities

NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council

NPAAC  National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council

NRL       National Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia

NSP       Needle and Syringe Program

PCR       Polymerase chain reaction

PoC       Point-of-care

PWID    People who inject drugs

RNA      Ribonucleic acid

STI        Sexually transmissible infection

SVR      Sustained virological response

TGA     Therapeutic Goods Administration