Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Survey Found 49% Of The HIV Positives In South Asian And South East Asian Countries(Except India) Are Sex Workers And Their Customers

A new survey has been revealed that except India 49% of the HIV Positives reported from South Asian and South East Asian Countries including Sri Lanka are Sex Workers and their customers according to the United Nations Aids Programme.

In Sri Lanka alone both the sex workers and their customers are identified as high risk groups which can spread HIV/AIDS in the country UNAIDS has revealed.

Addressing a Media Briefing held at UNAIDS Office in Colombo-07 today(21) the Resident Representative of the UNAIDS in Sri Lanka Dr.Dayanath Ranathunge has said that according to the said survey getting the contribution of sex workers to spread the message to  fellow sex workers on preventive measures of   spreading of HIV/AIDS is the best way to reach the sex workers who are not accessing  health care services in the country.

UNAIDS is targeting to eliminate HIV/AIDS from Sri Lanka by the year 2030 and therefore urged the need to conduct more and more awareness programmes among High Risk Groups like Sex Workers and their customers in coming years.
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