Acceptability, feasibility and impact of introducing the rapid oral HIV tests in the CBVCT network: the COBATEST project outcomes and recommendations

Iwona Wawer (author) and Barbara Daniluk-Kula (supervisor)
The National AIDS Centre, Poland

On 27 September 2013 in Barcelona, the closing event of the COBATEST project was held: HIV community-based testing practices in Europe (Grant Agreement number 2009 12 11), co-funded by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) (more information can be found at: The project lasted for 36 months and aimed to promote early diagnosis of HIV infection in Europe by improving the implementation and evaluation of community-based testing practices. This objective was highlighted as well in the European public health agenda. The European Commission included access to HIV testing as a priority in Community Action in the Field of Public Health Work Plan 2009. Read more…