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Guide to Acronyms

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CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CI confidence interval
CIA chemiluminescence immunoassay
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
EIA enzyme immunoassay
EP ectopic pregnancy
FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed
GISP Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information
HMOs health maintenance organizations
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HP2020 Healthy People 2020
HPV human papillomavirus
HSV herpes simplex virus
MHA-TP microhemagglutination assay for antibody to T. pallidum
MICs minimum inhibitory concentrations
MPC mucopurulent cervicitis
MSA metropolitan statistical area
MSM gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men
MSW men who have sex with women only
NAATs nucleic acid amplification tests
NCHHSTP National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
NDTI National Disease and Therapeutic Index
NGU nongonococcal urethritis
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NJTP National Job Training Program
OMB Office of Management and Budget
P&S primary and secondary
PCR polymerase chain reaction
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
RPR rapid plasma reagin
SSuN STD Surveillance Network
STD sexually transmitted disease
TP-PA T. pallidum particle agglutination
VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory