General Information of the District

District Information Gampaha
PDHS area Western
DPDHS area Gampaha
Land area 1,341 Sq km
Population 2,391,000 (year 2017)

Government Service Providers for STI/HIV (STD clinics)

Institution Contact Details
STD Clinic - Gampaha Dr Priyantha Weerasinghe (Acting Venereologist)
STD Clinic, Base Hospital, Gampaha.
+94 332 234 383, +94 332 222 261
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STD Clinic - Ragama Dr. RGJD Ranathunge (Venereologist)
STD Clinic, Teaching Hospital, Ragama.
+94 112 960 224
+94 112 960 224
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STD Clinic - Negombo Dr Chandrika jayakody (Venereologist)/ Dr Nimali Jayasuriya (Acting Venereologist)
STD Clinic, Base Hospital, Negambo.
+94 312 224 156
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STD Clinic - Wathupitiwala Dr. PGN Dhanuska (MO)
STD Clinic, Base Hospital, Wathupitiwala.
+94 332 280 261
+94 332 280 927

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 50 18
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 495 17

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

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Ragama Gampaha Wathupitiwala Negombo
 Early Syphilis1 06 02 01 03 12
Late Syphilis2 33 07 03 24 67
Congenital Syphilis3 00 00 00 00 00
 Gonorrhoea4 06 02 00 11 19
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 00 00 300 00 00
 Non-gono.infections6 88 99 15 172 374
 Genital herpes 140 94 50 107 391
Genital warts 146 55 41 101 343
Trichomonasis 02 00 00 07 09
Other STD's7 22 02 00 24 48
Total STD's 443 261 110 449 1263
Other Diagnoses          
Candidiasis  84 143  60   78 365 
Bacterial vaginosis 37 31 12   96 176
Other8
98 45 19 193 355
Total Other Diagnoses 219 219 91 367 896

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 having non-STD illnesses.

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

  Estimated Number Range
Female Sex Workers (On a peak day) 4262  
High Risk MSM 5747  
MSW 1181
TGW 245  
Injecting Drug Users 38
Beach boys 446