General Information of the District

District Information Puttalam
PDHS area North Western
DPDHS area Puttalam
Land area 2,882 Sq Km
Population 759,776 (year 2012)

Government Service Providers for STI/HIV (STD clinics)

Institution Contact Details
STD Clinic - Chilaw Dr. U N Jayasinghe (Acting Consultant Venereologist)
STD Clinic, District General Hospital, Chilaw.
+94 322 220 750
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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 11 4.4
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 113 4.4

 

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

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Chilaw
Early Syphilis1 00 00
 Late Syphilis2 19 19
 Congenital Syphilis3 00 00
 Gonorrhoea4 05 05
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 00 00
 Non-gono.infections6 160 160
 Genital herpes 96 96
 Genital warts 68 68
 Trichomonasis 02 02
 Other STDs7 05 05
 Total STD's 355 355
 Other diagnoses
 Candidiasis 163 163
 Bacterial vaginosis 132 132
 Other8 39 39
 Total Other Diagnoses 334 334

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) 364 (316 - 413)
High Risk MSM 121 (106 - 136)
Drug Users 1409
Injecting Drug Users 60
Beach boys 42