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   HMOs health maintenance organizations
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   HP2020 Healthy People 2020
   HPV human papillomavirus
   HSV herpes simplex virus
   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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