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Please explain the abbreviations

I'm new to the group and I don't understand all the abbreviations for things.. For example, tx, & svr equal treatment and sustained virological response. A glossary would be helpful.
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Common Hepatitis C Acronyms
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Common Hepatitis C Acronyms
AHC: Acute Hepatitis C
BMI: Body Mass Index
Bx: Biopsy
CHC: Chronic Hepatitis C
DNA: DeoxyriboNucleic Acid
Dx: Diagnosis
EOT: End of Treatment
EVC: Early Virological Clearance (Aviremic - HCV RNA Negative at Week 12)
EVR: Early Virological Response (12 Week PCR - UND or >2 Log Drop)
G or GT: Genotype
GI: Gastroenterologist
HBsAb Hepatitis B surface antibodies

HBsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen

HCV or Hep C: Hepatitis C Virus
HVL: High Viral Load (≥400,000 IU) (≥600,000 IU) (≥800,000 IU)
Hx: History

IgM: Core Antibody (Immunoglobulin type M)

ITT: Intent to Treat
IU: International Unit (1 IU = 2.5 VL Copies apx )
LVL: Low Viral Load (<400,000 IU)
PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction
RNA: RiboNucleic Acid
RT-PCR quantitative: using Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction to count how many virus are in blood
RT-PCR qualitative: a "positive" or "negative" using Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction to see if there are at least 50 IU/ml viruses detected in blood
RVR: Rapid Virological Response (4 Week PCR – UND )
Rx: Prescription
SOC: Standard of Care
SVR: Sustained Virological Response (UND 6 Months post TX end)
Sx: Symptoms/Side Effects
TMA: Transcription Mediated Amplification
Tx: Treatment, Therapy (can also mean Transplant)
UND: Undetectable Viral Load
VL: Viral Load
VR: Virological Response
WHR: Waist to Hip Ratio

More Acronyms
AFP: Alpha-FetoProtein
ALP: Alkaline Phosphatase (Alk Phos)
ALT: Alanine Aminotransferase
AST: Aspartate Aminotransferase
BID: Twice Daily Dosage (from Latin "bis in die"
CBC: Complete Blood Count (almost the same as FBC)
CIFN: Consensus Interferon (Infergen/Alphacon)
EIA: Enzyme ImmunoAssay
ELISA: Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay
EPO: Erythropoietin Epoetin alfa (Epogen/Procrit), Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp)
ESA:: Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent
ESLD: End-Stage Liver Disease
FBC: Full Blood Count
FDR: Fixed Dose Ribavirin
GCSF: Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (Neupogen)
GGT:: Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase
HCC: HepatoCellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
HDL: High Density Lipoproteins (Good Cholesterol)
HGB: Hemoglobin
IFN: Interferon (Alpha 2a/2b)
IU: International Unit 1 IU (2.5 VL Copies apx)
lakh: (100,000 from Indian English)
LDH: Lactate Dehydrogenase
LDL: Low Density Lipoproteins (Bad Cholesterol)
LDR: Low Dose Ribavirin (Same as FDR)
LFT: Liver Function Test
LLN: Lower Limit of Normal
MCV: Mean Corpuscular Volume
NAFLD: Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Steatosis)
NASH: Non Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis
Neup: Neupogen
NPIA: Non-Pegylated Interferon Alpha
PEG: PolyEthylene Glycol
PegIFN: Pegylated Interferon Alpha (2a/2b)
QW: Once a Week (from Latin quaque)
RBV/RVN: Ribavirin
RCC: Red Cell Count
RIBA: Recombinant ImmunoBlot Assay
Riba: Ribavirin
SC: Subcutaneous (Beneath or Under the skin)
SGOT: AST was called Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase
SGPT: ALT was called Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase
S-IFN: Standard Interferon (same as NPIA)
TG: Triglycerides (type of fat found in blood)
TIW: Three Injections Weekly (Tri Weekly, Three Times a Week, Thrice Weekly)
TMA: Transcription Mediated Amplification
TSH: Thyroid stimulating hormone (Also called: Thyrotropin)
ULN: Upper Limit of Normal
VLDL: Very Low Density Lipoproteins (Bad Cholesterol)
WBD: Weight Based Dose
WBR: Weight Based Ribavirin
WCC: White Cell Count
WHR: Waist to Hip Ratio

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Thank you!  I had the same questions.
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thank you, thank you, thank you
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