20 persons have been affected with AID this year in Vavuniya. The spread of the virus hadsbeen caused by improper sexual relationships, said sexually transmitted diseases, and Prevention of AIDS project’s Dr. K. Chndrakumar.
He was answering questions regarding AIDS from Mediamen. Elaborating further he said that, improper sex practices being adhered in all areas of Vavuniya is the main cause behind the increase in the spread of the disease.
17 persons engaging in such practices were arrested and treated. If people are prevented from engaging in such practices, spread of AIDS in Vavuniya could be reduced, he said.
Up to date a total 2,766 persons have been infected with AIDS in Sri Lanka. 20 are infected in Vavuniya. The HIV infections in Sri Lanka are largely caused by sexual relationships. A disciplined and safe sexual contacts is essential reduce the infection and the people should be aware of other causes and be vigilant he said