Outbreak investigation

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  • Information about how to report positive tests
  • Contacts within the OSHV for questions about disease reporting


OSHV data page for publicly available data:

For data not on the publicly available pages:

  • CDPHE STI/HIV/VH Data Request form
    • Use this form to request STI/HIV/VH data specific to your community.
      • Please allow up to 10 business days for your data request to be fulfilled.


Outbreak detection method

STI/HIV/VH time-space data analysis

Molecular cluster detection and response

Notify the office of STI/HIV/VH of any concerning patterns in STI/HIV/VH diagnoses in your service area.

Information about the outbreak detection method

Explanation of the time-space data analysis


Visual explanation of the time-space data analysis

CDC’s HIV Cluster and Outbreak Detection and Response webpage


Molecular Cluster Detection and Response FAQ’s

As soon as you suspect that there may be a cluster or outbreak, immediately notify CDPHE. Use the resources in the Reporting positive tests page.

How to get in touch or provide feedback

If you would like to submit a suggestion for changing these notification thresholds to better fit your agency, fill out this survey:


DIS pager line: (303) 692-6226

  • This line is a useful resource for providers and agencies alike to reach Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS), who are trained case investigators and can answer questions you may have regarding testing or treatment, including referring clients for services.

Outbreak thresholds

STI_HIV_VH time-space data thresholds.pdf

Molecular Cluster Detection and Response data outbreak thresholds.pdf

Case Ascertainment and Case Investigation.pdf

HIV, STI, and VH rapid and at-home tests available for free

If you are requesting tests for the first time, or have employees who have not had experience with point-of-care tests, review this job aide for non-clinical providers administering point-of-care rapid syphilis testing prior to requesting tests.

At-home STI/HIV/VH test kits for distribution within your service area using the Imaware Bulk Order Form

  • After submitting this form as a health agency, allow up to seven business days for your order to be processed.

HIV only: clients can order their own at-home OraQuick HIV test kits:

Rapid Testing Order form: Free HIV, HCV, and syphilis tests for agencies through the OSHV

  • Allow up to seven business days for your order to be processed.

Find more information about the tests that are available through the OSHV request form below:

Syphilis Health Check (SHC) - 10-minute test (syphilis only)

Chembio DPP HIV-Syphilis - 15-minute test (dual HIV 1/2 antibody and syphilis)

  • Chembio DPP HIV-Syphilis - One box of 20 tests and requires a digital reader and external controls
  • Training: This can be done in person or virtually with Chembio representatives. Additionally, here is a training video on how to administer the test.

DETERMINE™ Alere HIV-1/2 AG/AB COMBO - 20-minute test (HIV 1/2 only "4th gen" test - p24 antigen and 1/2 antibody)

INSTI HIV-1 / HIV-2 Antibody Test - One-minute tests (HIV 1/2 antibody only)

OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test - 20-minute test, self-administered oral swab – no blood (HIV 1/2 antibody only), no external controls.

OraQuick® In-Home HCV Test

Reporting positive tests

Note: All completed confidential report forms should be sent securely to the OSHV via fax (303-782-5393) or email: cdphe_sti_hiv_vhep_diseasereporting@state.co.us.

Gonorrhea - Suspected Tx Failure


Points of contact for questions regarding disease reporting


Appropriate contact within the OSHV


Peter Brandauer

HIV Disease Reporting Unit Supervisor

Email: peter.brandauer@state.co.us


Juan Manuel Lopez-Reyes

Syphilis Case Ascertainment Unit Supervisor

Email: juan.lopez-reyes@state.co.us

Gonorrhea and chlamydia

Arely Tarin-Gonzales 

CT/GC Case Ascertainment Unit Supervisor

Email: arely.tarin-gonzalez@state.co.us

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea (ARGC)

Visit this webpage: Resources for Potential GC Treatment Failures or GC Outbreaks

Arely Tarin-Gonzales 

CT/GC Case Ascertainment Unit Supervisor

Email: arely.tarin-gonzalez@state.co.us

Viral hepatitis

Robert McGoey

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator

Email: robert.mcgoey@state.co.us