Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Around 500,000 Sri Lankans Had Undergone Blood Tests To Check HIV Status Last Year (2015)-Dr.Sisira Liyanage

Image result for hiv blood testsDuring Last Year (2015) around 500,000 Sri Lankans had  undergone Blood Tests to check their HIV/AIDS Status at Government and Private Hospitals according to the Director Of National STD/AIDS Control Programme Dr.Sisira Liayange.

Out of this number  300,000 had  undergone Blood Tests at National STD Clinics in Government Hospitals and the Clinic at National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) /AIDS Programme in Colombo and 200,000 had undergone Blood Tests  at Private Hospitals Dr.Liyanage has said.

Addressing a Media Seminar On "HIV/AIDS And Migrant Workers" at Sri Lanka Press Institute in Narahenpita(In Colombo) this morning Dr.Liyanage has said more and more people are coming for Blood Tests now to check their HIV/AIDS Status at both Government and Private Hospitals after the National STD/AIDS Campaign has requested those who are having risky sexual behaviors to check their HIV Status.

This is a good sign and it helps to identify more and more HIV /AIDS Positives in early stages of the disease and referring them for treatment he has stressed.

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