The National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP)
The National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) of the Ministry of Health is responsible for coordinating the national response to HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Sri Lanka in collaboration with many national and international stakeholders. Administrative, clinical and laboratory sections of the NSACP are situated at No. 29, De Saram Place, Colombo 10. Units of the NSACP that are responsible for Strategic Information Management, Multi-sectoral collaboration and GFATM project implementation are located at No. 26, Ministry of Health Sub-office, Medi house building, Sri Sangaraja Mawatha, Colombo 10. NSACP networks with 41 district STD clinics providing full time service delivery. Of these, 29 STD clinics provide antiretroviral treatment (ART). The only other ART facility in the country is situated in the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Angoda. Altogether there are 30 ART facilities in Sri Lanka.
Contributing to a healthier nation, free of new sexually transmitted infections including HIV, discrimination and AIDS related deaths.
Quality sexual health services to prevent new HIV and sexually transmitted infections and provide comprehensive care and treatment services.
To prevent new infections of HIV/STI among key populations, vulnerable populations,
Coordinating the national response to HIV epidemic Carrying out HIV prevention interventions
History of STD/AIDS control in Sri Lanka
Control of venereal diseases (VD) in Sri Lanka dates back to few hundred years. History records that the