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CDC — Gonorrhea Link: HHS Response to Rfc

March 3, 2003

Dear Ms.:

Thank you for responding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Information Quality Website. Your request was received and referred to the appropriate professional concerning the CDC Health Topics gonorrhea link. With assistance from staff in CDC's National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP) and the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), we requested CDC's Office of Program Services, Information Resources Management Office, CDC Information Center to add a new topic to the CDC Health Topics titled "Gonorrhea (Info)" that links to the DSTDP fact sheet on gonorrhea. The existing topic on "Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)" will continue to link to the web site for CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). That change has been made to the Health Topics page.

NCHSTP would like to thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. As pointed out, the CDC Health Topics page links "Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)" to technical information at NCID rather than to a fact sheet more appropriate for individuals seeking general information about the disease. The Health Topics page should have included a listing for gonorrhea that links to the NCHSTP/DSTDP fact sheet on the disease.

A written appeal or electronic request may be submitted for reconsideration within 30 days of receipt of the agency's decision. The appeal must state the reasons why the agency response is insufficient or inadequate. You must attach a copy of your original request and the agency's response to it. Also, clearly mark the appeal with the words, 'Information Quality Appeal' and send the appeal:

By Mail:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Management Analysis and Services Office 
1600 Clifton Road, N.E. 
Mailstop F-07 
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

By Fax

770 488-4995

By Electronic-Mail:

By Website Electronic Submission


Esther Sumartojo. Ph.D., MSc. 
Deputy Associate Director for Science 
National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Revised:  August, 2004