General Information of the District

District Information Nuwaraeliya
PDHS area Central
DPDHS area Nuwaraeliya
Land area 1,706 Sq Km
Population 733,000 (year 2017)

Government Service Providers for STI/HIV (STD clinics)

Institution Contact Details
STD Clinic - Nuwaraeliya Dr. P S K Batagalla (Acting Venereologist)
STD Clinic, District General Hospital, Nuwaraeliya.
+94 522 223 210
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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 06 2.0
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 37 1.0


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

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Early Syphilis1 04 04
 Late Syphilis2 11 11
 Congenital Syphilis3 00 00
 Gonorrhoea4 00 00
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 00 00
 Non-gono.infections6 15 15
 Genital herpes 33 33
 Genital warts 08 08
 Trichomonasis 03 03
 Other STDs7 03 03
 Total STD's 77 77
 Other diagnoses
 Candidiasis 44 44
 Bacterial vaginosis 12 12
 Other8 120 120
 Total Other Diagnoses 176 176

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) 770  
High Risk MSM 1014  
MSW 200  
TGW 66  
Injecting Drug Users 08  
Beach boys NA