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Guide to Acronyms

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CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CSFcerebrospinal fluid
DSTDPDivision of STD Prevention
GISPGonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
HEDISHealthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHSU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HMOshealth maintenance organizations
HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus
HP2020Healthy People 2020
HPVhuman papillomavirus
HSVherpes simplex virus
MICsminimum inhibitory concentrations
MPCmucopurulent cervicitis
MSAmetropolitan statistical area
MSMmen who have sex with men
MSWmen who have sex with women only
NAATsnucleic acid amplification tests
NDTINational Disease and Therapeutic Index
NGUnongonococcal urethritis
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDSNational Hospital Discharge Survey
NJTPNational Job Training Program
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
P&Sprimary and secondary
PIDpelvic inflammatory disease
QRNGquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
RPRrapid plasma reagin
SSuNSTD Surveillance Network
STDsexually transmitted disease
VDRLVenereal Disease Research Laboratory