General Information of the District

District Information Gampaha
PDHS area Western
DPDHS area Gampaha
Land area 1,341 Sq km
Population 2,294,641 (year 2012)

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 40 16.1
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 445 17.4

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 0 0 4 10
Late Syphilis2 47 10 08 26 91
Congenital Syphilis3 0 0 0 0 0
 Gonorrhoea4 14 06 0 07 27
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 0 0 0 0 0
 Non-gono.infections6 139 152 18 126 435
 Genital herpes 166 134 42 70 412
Genital warts 133 68 29 94 324
Trichomonasis 0 01 0 04 05
Other STD's7 22 01 02 35 60
Total STD's 527 372 99 366 1364
Other Diagnoses          
Candidiasis  156 204  67   54 481 
Bacterial vaginosis 48 55  59 171
Other8
87 13 27 133 260
Total Other Diagnoses 291 272 103 246 912

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) 1003 (893 -1113)
High Risk MSM 791 (700 - 881)
Drug Users 3428
Injecting Drug Users 72
Beach boys 145