No. of pages: 38
Publication date: 30 November 2016
Author: Ministry of Health, UNFPA and National STD/AIDS Control Programme
“Comforting Condomization - Guide to Overcome common obstacles of condom use, a booklet developed after conducting a qualitative research, is a wonderful publication launched by the multi-sectoral unit of the National STD/ AIDS Control Programme. Sri Lanka remains as a low prevalence country, with an estimated HIV prevalence among adults (15-49 years) less than 0.1%. Individuals considered at higher risk of HIV infection also remain below 1%.The main mode of transmission of HIV is unprotected sex between men and women (78%) and with men who have sex with men accounting for 16% of the transmission. The percentage use of condoms by sex workers at last sexual act with a client was 93%, while the percentage of condom use at last anal sexual encounter with a male partner among MSM and drug users was 58% and 25%, respectively.