The project involves centre for disease control in the provinces of Guangxi, Heilongjiang and Xinjiang. The general objective of the project is to improve the capacity of the 3 provinces to prevent and control HIV infections and AIDS. The overall indicator is the HIV infection rate and its annual growth rate. The project goal is to improve the laboratory capacity for screening and the capacity for HIV/AIDS prevention measures. Tasks include preparation of technical specifications and tender documents; procurement of laboratory equipment for HIV/AIDS screening and confirmation, vehicles, audio visual and filming equipment; and assistance in tendering, tender evaluation and contract award.