Respond

Respond

Respond quickly to potential HIV outbreaks to get vital prevention and treatment services to people who need them

Cutting-edge technologies and HIV prevention approaches allow CDC to help local public health officials identify where HIV prevention and treatment services are most urgently needed.

Real-time response systems are key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. While CDC has been working to increase response capacity nationwide pdf icon[PDF – 102 KB], not all areas have the resources to identify, investigate, and respond to potential HIV outbreaks.

CDC assesses and addresses gaps in staffing, expertise, and data management systems that prevent states and local areas from fully investigating and responding to increases in HIV transmission and outbreaks. Once identified, CDC helps rapidly deliver HIV prevention and treatment resources to where they are most needed.

At least half of EHE-funded jurisdictions are developing plans to respond to HIV outbreaks by establishing a dedicated workforce and improving the use of real-time information not direct resources to the communities that need them most.

Page last reviewed: July 27, 2021