General Information of the District

District Information Hambantota
PDHS area Southern
DPDHS area Hambantota
Land area 2496 Sq Km
Population 647,000 (year 2017)

Government Service Providers for STI/HIV (STD clinics)

Institution Contact Details
STD Clinic - Hambantota Dr. Shayama Somawardena (Acting Venereologist)
STD Clinic, Base Hospital, Hambantota
+94 472 222 247
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Reported Total HIV data from the District during 2017 (Source: HIV case reporting system of NSACP)

Statistic Number % of total for Sri lanka
Number of HIV cases reported for the year 09 3
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 42 1


Reported Total STIs data from the STD clinics in the District-Year 2017 (Source: Quarterly STD Return)

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Early Syphilis1 03 03
 Late Syphilis2 12 12
 Congenital Syphilis3 00 00
 Gonorrhoea4 15 15
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 00 00
 Non-gono.infections6 27 27
 Genital herpes 79 79
Genital warts 62 62
Trichomonasis 01 01
Other STDs7 06 06
Total STD's 205 205
Other diagnoses
Candidiasis 84 84
Bacterial vaginosis 03 03
Other8 95 95
Total Other Diagnoses 182 182

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 - 2018)

  Estimated Number Range
Female Sex Workers (On a peak day) 702  
High Risk MSM 857  
MSW 169
TGW 55  
Injecting Drug Users 07
Beach boys 74