General Information of the District

District Information Galle
PDHS area Galle
DPDHS area Galle
Land area 1,617 Sq km
Population 1,058,771 (year 2012)

Government Service Providers for STI/HIV (STD clinics)

Institution Contact Details
STD Clinic - Balapitiya

Dr. S.K. Vitharana (MOIC)
STD Clinic, Base Hospital, Balapitiya.
+94 913 094 667
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STD Clinic -Mahamodara Dr. Darshani Wejewickrama (Venereologist)
STD Clinic, Teaching Hospital, Mahamodara.
+91 912 245 998
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Reported Total HIV data from the District during 2016 (Source: HIV case reporting system of NSACP)

Statistic Number % of total for Sri lanka
Number of HIV cases reported for the year 17 6.8
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 112 4.4

 

Reported Total STIs data from the STD clinics in the District - Year 2016 (Source: Quarterly STD Return)

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Galle Balapitiya
 Early Syphilis1 3 6 9
 Late Syphilis2 49 8 57
 Congenital Syphilis3 0 0 0
 Gonorrhoea4 6 4 10
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 0 0 0
 Non-gono.infections6 42 12 54
 Genital herpes 132 56 188
Genital warts 94 34 128
Trichomonasis 3 0 3
Other STDs7 27 0 27
Total STI's 356 120 476
       
Other Diagnoses      
Candidiasis 61 45 106
Bacterial vaginosis  15  19 34
Other8
419 322 741

1Within 2 years of infection, 2After 2 years of infection, 3Includes both early and late cases, 4Includes presumptive Gonorrhoea, 5Includes both gonococcal and chlamydial conjunctivitis in neonatal period, 6Include chlamydia,7Includes Lympho granuloma venerium, Granuloma inguinalae, Molluscum contagiosum, Scabis, Hepatitis-B etc, 8Number of STD clinic attendees who were not having sexually transmitted diseases.

 

Key Population estimated (Source: National Size estimation report - 2013)

  Estimated Number Range
Female Sex Workers (On a peak day) 324 (283 -364)
High Risk MSM 226 (195 - 256)
Drug Users 649
Injecting Drug Users 04
Beach boys 444