CAA — CFIDS Association of America Inc. representing "CFS"

CBT — Cognitive behavioral therapy

CDC — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. federal agency under the DHHS

CEBV — Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus, the name first given to ME when the NIH were looking at ME until "Epstein-Barr Virus" was proven not to be the cause but a secondary virus

CFIDS — Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, a name suggested to use in the place of "CFS" which would "psychologize an illness"

CFIDS/ME — Since the CDC took away the diagnostic code for ME, how the NCF refers to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

CFSAC — Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, a federal committee that has, to date, accomplished nothing of significance except to spend government funds and hold meetings

DHHS — Department of Health and Human Services, a federal agency that has both the NIH and CDC under its auspices

DOD — Department of Defense, a federal agency that "CEBV" was put under with no explanation to date

FDA — Federal Drug Administration, a U.S. federal agency

GET — Graded exercise therapy

NCF — National CFIDS Foundation, Inc. — a federally (501-C3) approved charity for CFIDS/ME

NIH — National Institutes of Health, a U.S. federal agency under the DHHS

OWH — DHHS's Office of Women's Health that "CFS" is now under

PWC/ME — Person with CFIDS/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis