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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

The hidden epidemic: confronting sexually transmitted diseases / Thomas R. Eng and William T. Butler, editors; Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05495-8

1. Sexually transmitted diseases—United States. I. Eng, Thomas R. II. Butler, William T. III. Title.

[DMLM: 1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases—prevention & control—United States. 2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases—epidemiology—United States. 3. Health Policy—United States WC 144 159 1997]

RA644.V4I495 1997


DNLM/DLC for Library of Congress

First Printing, April 1997

Second Printing, July 1998



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