03/20/13 update: See RiskAuditPopUp.html for a 2013 CDC Report on the proliferation of STD's, STI's by groups and the current health care costs.
10/17/05 update: Google search on: sexually transmitted diseases "STD costs"

Subject:     STDs (33127) S
    Date:      Wed, 12 Mar 2003 15:55:33 -0500
   From:      NIAID Office of Communications and Public Liaison <NIAIDinfo@matthewsgroup.com>,
        To:      <Staff(a)NEPrimer.com>
NIAID Office of Communications and Public Liaison wrote:

        This is in response to your inquiry of February 28, 2003 to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Office, regarding STD`s.  Your inquiry was forwarded to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for reply.

       You may access the NIAID STD fact sheets at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/stds.htm. 1/28/08 update: Broken link, try searching on these keywords: "sexually transmitted diseases" NIAID STD fact sheets ; here:

       You may also wish to review the resources on STD`s available from MEDLINEplus at the following Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html  .    MEDLINEplus  . . .   is the Web site of the National Library of Medicine, NIH, designed to direct you to information resources that will help you research your health questions.

      The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) may be able to provide information on statistics and laboratory testing.NPIN provides STD materials, resources, and referrals.  The mailing address, telephone number, and Web site address for NPIN follow:

      CDC National Prevention Information Network
      P.O. Box 6003
      Rockville, Maryland20849-6003
      United States of America

      Telephone:1-800-458-5231 (Toll Free)
      Web site: http://www.cdcnpin.org/

      We hope this information will be helpful to you.
      NIAID Correspondence Specialist
      Office of Communications and Public Liaison

      -----Original Message-----
>      From:   Parent of Public School Kids; <> [mailto:Staff(a)NEPrimer.com]
>       Sent:   Friday, February 28, 2003 7:40 AM
>          To:   NIHInfo (NIH/OD)
>  Subject:   Research info on STDs
>   Dear Sirs,
>  I am doing some research and would like to know if you could provide the following information:
>  1.    A list of all of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their acronyms.
>  2.    A ranking of their current or historical or typical distribution in the USA.
>  3.    The laboratory testing regimen for each one excluding any treatment costs.  If there is more than one test for a  disease
> please list them according to "usually the first test" and assuming a "positive result(s)" then those "usually following" in
> prescriptive order.
>  4.     The relative assurance of the results of each test i.e. percentage of erroneous results.
>  5.     The typical, national average of each laboratory test cost excluding the expenses or services of free clinics.
>  6.     If the age of the patient is a consideration for the results/costs etc., use an age of 14-24 years.
> Thank you for your attention to this matter.  If there are questions or concerns, you can email me ( please use "reply  to" so I
> will recognize the "subject") or you can call the number below.  I would prefer to receive your information by email  in any of
> the following popular file formats: (email, html, pdf, doc, rtf, wps, txt) but I could receive a fax but you will have to call first so
> I can turn on the fax machine.  If you would prefer to mail the information I have provided an address below; but,  I would like
> an email to confirm that the information is coming in the USPS.
>     --
>  Sincerely,
>  Rick Klenk, Sr
    references:  http://www.nih.gov/about/contact.htm
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