171 new HIV positive patients in 2019

171 new HIV positive patients in 2019

171 new HIV positive patients in 2019

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jun, 2019 | 1:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Health Ministry stated that 171 new HIV positive patients were identified in 2019. Consultant, Chandrika Jayakody of the Programme for Prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases noted that there are over 3200 HIV positive patients in the country.

She added that screening tests have been widened for the purpose of identifying those infected by HIV and that HIV patients can live a normal life if treated properly.

 

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