Dictionary

CDC: Center for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov.

IDU: is common used acronym for injecting drug user.

LGBT: is a common used acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.

Needs assessment intake: is an appointment a person makes when they request services from ACOS. A case manager and the client meet and determine what services they are eligible to receive and how these services will benefit the client.

Reactive: A reactive HIV test means that HIV antibodies are present in your blood or saliva. A confirmatory test will be administered to determine whether or not you will be diagnosed as HIV positive.