HIV Cluster and Outbreak Detection and Response
HIV Cluster Detection and Response
The use of molecular surveillance tools to identify and respond to HIV transmission clusters is a critical step toward bringing the nation closer to the goal of no new infections. CDC conducts routine analyses to identify molecular clusters that are concerning for recent and rapid transmission of HIV. CDC also provides technical support to jurisdictions responding to HIV transmission clusters and outbreaks.
- HIV Molecular Surveillance: Questions and Answers
- Guidance: Detecting, Investigating, and Responding to HIV Transmission Clusters
- Fact Sheet: HIV Molecular Cluster Detection and Response
- AIDSinfo: Information on Drug Resistance Testing
HIV Outbreak Detection and Response
The opioid misuse epidemic has substantially increased the transmission risk of blood-borne viruses, including HIV and hepatitis C virus, through injection drug use. The following documents provide guidance on how to prepare for, detect, investigate and respond to an HIV or hepatitis C outbreak among people who inject drugs.
- Managing HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs – A Guide For State and Local Health Departments
- NACCHO: Community Response Planning for Outbreaks of HIV/Hepatitis Among Persons Who Inject Drugs
Health Department Editable Questions and Answers: HIV Molecular Surveillance
This Word file contains CDC cleared questions and answers that health departments can use and customize for responding to HIV molecular clusters in their local jurisdictions.
Key Considerations for Engaging With News Media During a Cluster Response
This document provides guidance to health departments on engagement with news media when responding to HIV molecular clusters in their local jurisdictions. Editable Press Releases Samples:
Printable Outreach Materials
- PrEP and PEP
- Injection Drug Use
- Safer Sex
- Visit the Act Against AIDS Web site for additional outreach materials for various at-risk populations.
Additional Partner Tools and Resources
- Page last reviewed: August 10, 2018
- Page last updated: August 10, 2018
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention