Is HIV Molecular Surveillance Worth The Risk?, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2019)

Fact Sheet

Molecular HIV surveillance is the use of resistance-testing results to identify PLHIV with related viral strains to determine sexual and needle-sharing networks. Molecular surveillance data is collected by doctors and analyzed by state and local public health officials as well as scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This CHLP fact sheet outlines many of the concerns about how people's data is being collected and used as the CDC looks to expand the use of this surveillance technology.