Case: A condition, such as chlamydia infection (i.e., an chlamydia case) or AIDS (i.e., an AIDS case), diagnosed according to a standard case definition.

Chlamydia Infection: Caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis, is the most commonly reported, notifiable sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States and the most prevalent, reportable STI in Oklahoma.

Gonorrhea Infection: Caused by Neisseria gonorrhea, a bacterium that can grow and multiply in warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.

Primary and Secondary Syphilis: A genital, ulcerative sexually trans-mitted disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.

Race: A sociological designation, identifying a class sharing some outward physical characteristics and some commonalities of culture and history. In this document, race is categorized as White—Non Hispanic, Black—Non Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native—Non Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander—Non Hispanic, Multiple Races (Two or More Races)—Non Hispanic, Unknown—Non Hispanic, or Hispanic—All Races. All persons with Hispanic ethnicity, regardless of race, are categorized as Hispanic (e.g., If a person is reported as Black and Hispanic, they are analyzed as Hispanic).

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