General Information of the District

District Information Ampara 
PDHS Area Eastern
DPDHS Area Ampara
Land Area 4,222 Sq Km
Population 648,057  (year 2012)

Government Service Providers for STI/HIV (STD clinics)

Institution Contact Details
 STD Clinic - Ampara Dr. Sakunthala de Soyza (MOIC)
STD Clinic, District General Hospital, Ampara.
+94 632 224 239
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 STD Clinic - Kalmunai Dr. ARM Haris (MOIC)
STD Clinic, Base Hospital , Kalmunai.
+94 672 223 660
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RDHS Office
+94 672 222 711

Reported Total HIV data from the District during 2016 (Source: HIV case reporting system of NSACP)

Statistic Number % of total for Sri lanka
Number of HIV cases reported for the year 02 0.8
Cumulative Number of HIV cases Reported from the district 30 1.2

Reported Total STIs data from the STD clinics in the District - Year 2016 (Source: Quarterly STD Return)

Disease  STD Clinic District Total 
Ampara Kalmunai
 Early Syphilis1 04 01 05
 Late Syphilis2 05 01 06
 Congenital Syphilis3 01 00 01
 Gonorrhoea4 01 14 15
 Opthalmia neonatorum5 00 00 00
 Non-gono.infections6 05 00 05
 Genital herpes 59 13 72
Genital warts 35 3 38
Trichomonasis 00 00 00
Other STDs7 00 00 00
Total STDs 110 32 142
Other Diagnoses      
Candidiasis 64 00 64
Bacterial vaginosis  06  00 06
Other8
25 10 35
Total Other Diagnoses 95 10 105

* 1Within 2 years of infection, 2After 2 years of infection, 3Includes both early and late cases, 4Includes presumptive Gonorrhoea, 5Includes both gonococcal and chlamydial conjunctivitis in neonatal period, 6Include chlamydia,7Includes Lympho granuloma venerium, Granuloma inguinalae, Molluscum contagiosum, Scabis, Hepatitis-B etc, 8Number of STD clinic attendees who were having non-STD illnesses.


Key Population estimated (Source: National Size estimation report - 2013)

  Estimated Number Range
Female Sex Workers (On a peak day) 583 (491 - 675) 
High Risk MSM 180 (148 - 212) 
Drug Users 52
Injecting Drug Users 00
Beach boys 453