Sathosa
Dec 09, 2017

45,000 sex workers : 2.5 million gays Featured

There are around 45,000 female sex workers operating in the country that supplies services to around 300,000 men on a daily basis, according to Dr. H.A.D.W. Hathurusinghe of the Sexually transmitted Diseases and Aids Prevention Unit of the Kurunegala hospital.



He said this at a function held at the Kurunegala Young Men’s Buddhist Association hall, held recently.

He said the same sex community has now grown to around 2.5 million.

He further revealed that there are around 2,600 identified HIV positive cases and that the majority of those with sexually transmitted diseases are between the ages of 15 and 24.

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