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Add Health      National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
CDC      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CSF      cerebrospinal fluid
DSTDP      Division of STD Prevention
GISP      Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
GPRA      Government Performance and Results Act
HEDIS      Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HMOs      health maintenance organizations
HIV      human immunodeficiency virus
HP2010      Healthy People 2010
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
NETSS      National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance
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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