Medindia

X

HIV/AIDS Cases Escalate Among Sri Lankan Youth Aged 25 to 45 Years

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  October 2, 2015 at 11:04 PM AIDS/HIV News   - G J E 4
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.
HIV/AIDS Cases Escalate Among Sri Lankan Youth Aged 25 to 45 Years
HIV/AIDS Cases Escalate Among Sri Lankan Youth Aged 25 to 45 Years
Advertisement

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."

Advertisement
National 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.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All