HIV Cluster Detection and Response – Frequently Asked Questions

HIV cluster detection and response (CDR) identifies communities affected by rapid HIV transmission so that public health agencies can identify where HIV prevention and treatment services and programs are urgently needed and tailor them to the communities’ specific needs. The detection part of CDR identifies increased HIV transmission, which is only one part of the intervention. The response part of CDR is a comprehensive and customizable framework to identify and address gaps in HIV-related services delivered to people experiencing rapid transmission. Many of the questions CDC receives about CDR focus on cluster or outbreak detection, as reflected in the Frequently Asked Questions below. Learn more about the how the response side of this work fits into the bigger picture, and how this work has been incorporated into responses to HIV clusters.