1 million Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI) a DAY in the World – WHO

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today by WHO. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections – chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.

On average, approximately 1 in 25 people globally have at least one of these STIs, according to the latest figures, with some experiencing multiple infections at the same time. STIs are preventable through safe sexual practices, including correct and consistent condom use and sexual health education.

LINK https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sexually-transmitted-infections-(stis)


Sri Lanka

From 2017 National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) Report – LINK

The estimated number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) as of end 2017 is 3500 (3000-4200). This is a slight reduction from the 2016 estimation figure of 4000. Total PLHIV diagnosed and alive are 2391.

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