Currently, Asia is facing an AIDS epidemic. The Sri Lankan health ministry revealed that the number of HIV/AIDS cases was escalating among the youth in the island nation.
Quoting the ministry, sources said, "Health authorities had identified some 160 people diagnosed with HIV-AIDS this year alone. Over 228 people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS were identified in 2014."
AdvertisementNational STD Eradication Unit Director Sisira Liyanage said, "The majority of these victims were between the age group of 25 and 45 years."
The ministry said, "The spread of the disease was also due to the use of drugs, homosexuality and immigration."
The UNAIDS data suggests that as of 2014, the total number of Sri Lankans living with HIV/AIDS was 3,300 and deaths were accounted at 200.