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SSuN is a CDC-supported, sentinel surveillance project comprised of 10 selected state and city health departments that conduct investigations to collect supplementary information on a random sample of gonorrhea cases reported from all health care providers/reporting sources in their jurisdictions (
Analyses were restricted to seven of the 10 SSuN jurisdictions (Baltimore, Maryland; California, excluding San Francisco; Florida; Massachusetts; Multnomah County, Oregon; Minnesota; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) with documented treatment information (antimicrobials and dosages) for [greater than or equal to] 90% of cases with complete investigations.
In 2016, a total of 91,719 gonorrhea cases were reported in the seven participating SSuN jurisdictions.
Based on weighted analysis,* CDC estimated that 81.3% (95% CI = 79.2-83.4) of reported patients with gonorrhea in these SSuN jurisdictions were treated with the recommended dual therapy for uncomplicated gonorrhea (Table 1).
The current analysis provides estimates of treatment practices among all providers diagnosing gonococcal infections in seven of 10 SSuN jurisdictions and are the first published estimates of adherence to CDC recommendations since gonorrhea treatment guidelines were revised in 2012 and in 2015 (2,4).
First, the sample was limited to women attending STD clinics participating in SSuN; thus, our findings are not representative of the general population.
We thank all clinical, laboratory, and public health staff who contribute to SSuN and, particularly, Greta Anscheutz, Wilfredo Caces, Bernadette Gay, Matthew Golden, E.J.