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
Additional Partner Tools and Resources
- National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Community Engagement Toolkit
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.
- Health Department Flyer: Used Syringes Are Dangerous
- amfAR Opioid & Health Indicators Database
Printable Consumer Outreach Materials
- PrEP and PEP
- Injection Drug Use
- Safer Sex
- Page last reviewed: May 17, 2018
- Page last updated: May 17, 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