AIDS on the rise among youths: Dr. Liyanage

AIDS on the rise among youths: Dr. Liyanage

October 1, 2015   10:43 am

The Health Ministry says that the authorities have identified some 160 persons diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) AIDS as of October this year alone.


According to the Director of the National STD Eradication Unit Dr. Sisira Liyanage, the majority of these victims are between the age group of 25-45.


The Health Ministry further stated that the disease increases due to the tourism industry, use of drugs, homosexual behavior, and immigration.


Over 228 persons diagnosed with HIV AIDS were identified in 2014, Dr.Liyanage added.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

GMOA on protest against Acting Medical Superintendent of Pottuvil Base Hospital

GMOA on protest against Acting Medical Superintendent of Pottuvil Base Hospital

Wasantha Samarasinghe speaks on 53 enterprises chosen by govt to be sold off

An egg cannot be sold for Rs. 25, egg producers say

Meditation programs aiming mindfulness to be conducted at schools - Edu. Minister

Multilateral lenders will resume lending once IMF program in place - Coomaraswamy

Student critically injured after being torched; suspect arrested

Restaurant owners and several civil organizations meet with Trade Minister

IRD spent Rs. 10 Bn on revenue administration management information system, COPA hears (English)