HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

chorionic villus sampling – test in which cells around an embryo are removed and examined to detect genetic abnormalities.

quantitative (in a study) – where what is being measured has a numerical value or fits a pre-defined scale or range of responses.

mg (milligram) – abbreviation for milligram. 1000 milligrams = 1 gram.

HAART – a common term for HIV combination therapy, an acronym for Highly Active AntiRetroviral Treatment.

stage (staging) – the stage of hepatitis infection refers to the amount of scaring (fibrosis), from results from a biposy. It is usually measured on the Metavir scale of 0 to 4, where 0 represents no scarring and 4 cirrhosis, or on the Knodell scale of 0 to 6, where 0 is no scarring and 6 cirrhosis. See grading.