Dec 22, 2017

2,766 Sri Lankans infected with HIV/AIDS Featured

A medical expert says 2,766 Sri Lankans have been identified as being infected with the HIV/AIDS virus.

Of them, 126 are from Kegalle and Ratnapura districts, with the latest case reported from the latter on December 19, said Dr. Darshani Mallikarachchi at a clinic for HIV/AIDS blood checks at Sabaragamuwa provincial council premises.

She said the government carried out such checks every year at provincial level.

For prison inmates, that is a monthly procedure, said Dr. Mallikarachchi.