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CSF cerebrospinal fluid
DSTDP Division of STD Prevention
GISP Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HMOs health maintenance organizations
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HP2020 Healthy People 2020
HPV human papillomavirus
HSV herpes simplex virus
IPP Infertility Prevention Project
MICs minimum inhibitory concentrations
MPC mucopurulent cervicitis
MSA metropolitan statistical area
MSM men who have sex with men
MSW men who have sex with women only
NAATs nucleic acid amplification tests
NDTI National Disease and Therapeutic Index
NGU nongonococcal urethritis
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey
NJTP National Job Training Program
OMB Office of Management and Budget
P&S primary and secondary
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
QRNG quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
RPR rapid plasma reagin
SSuN STD Surveillance Network
STD sexually transmitted disease
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory
 
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