HIV Cluster and Outbreak 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 Transmission Clusters
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
- Page last reviewed: April 25, 2018
- Page last updated: April 25, 2018, 12:00 AM
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention