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Glossary of Acronyms

AIDS                Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

ANC                Antenatal Care

ART                 Antiretroviral Therapy

ARV                 Antiretro Viral

BEAM              Basic Education Assistance Module

CIO                 Central Intelligence Organization

DfID                Department for International Development

HIV                  Human Immunodeficiency Virus

IEC                  Information Education Communication

MoHCW          Ministry of Health and Child Welfare

MPSLSW          Ministry of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare

NACP              National AIDS Co-ordination Program

NAC                National AIDS Council

NATF              National AIDS Trust Fund

NGO               Non-governmental Organization

OVC                Orphans and Vulnerable Children

PASS                Poverty Assessment Study Survey

PEPFAR           Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief

PLWHA           People living with HIV/AIDS

PMTCT            Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission

POSA               Public Order and Security Act

PVO                 Private Voluntary Organization

STI                   Sexually Transmitted Infections

UNGASS         United Nations General Assembly Special Session

UNAIDS          Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNICEF          United Nations Children’s Fund

VCT                 Voluntary Counseling and Testing

WHO               World Health Organization

ZANU-PF        Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front

ZIMVAC          Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee

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