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Guide to Acronyms

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ACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
AI/AN American Indians/Alaska Natives
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CI confidence interval
CIA chemiluminescence immunoassay
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
EIA enzyme immunoassay
EP ectopic pregnancy
FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed
GISP Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HMOs health maintenance organizations
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HP2020 Healthy People 2020
HPV human papillomavirus
HSV herpes simplex virus
IHC immunohistochemistry
MHA-TP microhemagglutination assay for antibody to Treponema pallidum
MICs minimum inhibitory concentrations
MPC mucopurulent cervicitis
MSAs metropolitan statistical areas
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
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NHOPI Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders
NDTI National Disease and Therapeutic Index
NGU nongonococcal urethritis
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NJTP National Job Training Program
NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
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
WBC white blood cell