7 The main specific objectives of the HIV-COBATEST project are To gain a thorough understanding of CBVCT programs and services indifferent countries. To identify and describe best practices regarding the implementation of CBVCT. To identify a core group of indicators that can be used to monitor and evaluate CBVCT. To establish a network of community-based VCT in which to perform operational research. To assess the acceptability, feasibility and impact of introducing oral rapid testing technologies at community-based VCT.