General Information of the District

District Information Puttlam
PDHS area North Western
DPDHS area Puttlam
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. N.R. Amarajeewa (MO)
STD Clinic, District General Hospital, Chilaw.
+94 322 220 750
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Reported Total HIV data from the District during 2013 (Source: HIV case reporting system of NSACP)

Statistic Number % of total for Sri lanka
Number of HIV cases reported for the year 12 6.1
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 64 3.5

Reported Total STIs data from the STD clinics in the District - Year 2015 (Source: Quarterly STD Return)

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Chilaw
Early Syphilis1 0 0
 Late Syphilis2 19 19
 Congenital Syphilis3 0 0
 Gonorrhoea4 1 1
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 0 0
 Non-gono.infections6 102 102
Chlamydia 0 0
 Genital herpes 88 88
Genital warts 67 67
Candidiasis 114 114
Bacteril vaginosis 84 84
Trichomonasis 1 1
Other STDs7 3 3
Total STD's 487 487
Non STD Diagnoses8 69 69
no illness 364 364
GRAND TOTAL 950 950

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 not having sexually transmitted diseases.

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