An estimated 5000 HIV positive cases in Sri Lanka

  • 26 Mar 2006 16:24:14 GMT

    Looking at HIV prevalence and rates or new infections across the globe it`s heartening to see that the spread of HIV is very low in Sri Lanka. Though tourism is a possible source for the spread of HIV I believe that educating people about preventing the spread of HIV is the key factor to keeping HIV numbers low. It is by choice that people become promiscuous or drug users. Properly educating the masses about ways of reducing the risk of is crucial for keeping low HIV numbers.

    India has the highest prevalence of HIV after Africa. Even though HIV numbers are low in Sri Lanka I think the the government and NGO`s should step up programs to educate people, especially high risk groups, about ways to prevent the spread of HIV.

  • 26 Mar 2006 16:36:59 GMT

    This is because of the cultural disaster, infidelity, adultery, fornication. Our people follow the modern abominable culture.

    `The wages of sin is death` the saying of many religions.

  • 26 Mar 2006 17:00:09 GMT

    Its a pity the number has rien steadily but that cannot be totally blamed on bad behavioural patterns of individuals who were in the receiving end. Some of these people have nothing to do with intimacyual intercourse or anything but get the virus enters from other means which we are not open to see and convince. Its a pity that we often blame for these victims rather than finding how they have received it.

    As a developing nation our boys and girls must be educated pertaining to intimacyual affairs irrespective of Hetero/Homo intimacyuality. Only by awareness we can bring the numbers down rather than blaming the patients. Blaming and labeling would only cause more harm to those patients than anything better. Lets get to nitty-gritty of this and play the cards properly. Lack of knowledge and wisdom is worse than the biggest enemy you face.

  • 26 Mar 2006 17:32:38 GMT

    Anud

    What you said about Anura Bandaranayake:

    `When people see him, they will not give us aids (not HIV-AIDS) thinking we are a developed country with high obesity

    Thats a nice one Anud

    petijo1

    Well said. I agree with you totally

  • 26 Mar 2006 17:56:06 GMT

    Abdulsalaam!

    Thank you sir!

  • 26 Mar 2006 18:21:36 GMT

    I totally agree with you DrAkai.

  • 26 Mar 2006 18:27:55 GMT

    DrAkai,

    Majority of infected persons are not innocents.

    They should assume their acts.

    Maybe 0.1 % are innocents.

  • 26 Mar 2006 18:53:43 GMT

    Kural,

    Most of these people who have been affected are not purposely got affected by inclination. There are various reasons behind it, mainly economis reasons as we all know.

    We must contemplate on the trends of the youngsters, the vulnerables why and how. Only either professional education or communal education of such avenues can bring the awareness to keep away from such things happening. For many such diseases we know there are preventive methods that can used. Especially those who are in immediate danger of catching this virus can be made to attend those communal awareness programmes.

    Nobody wants to risk their life knowingly and its our society that should be given to act a prominent role in it.

    You cannot blame tourism all the time despite there is a considerble percentage that has knock-on effect on HIV on it. By educating on intimacyually transmitted diseases and intimacyual behavioural patterns (safe intimacy etc.) youngsters will lead them to be careful of them selves. Their lives should be made to show their value in the society rather conside them as a useless rotten bunch.

    These communal awareness programmes can be held in coastal areas where more people are vulnerable to affect. This should be a collaboration between Ministry of Education and Health together.

  • 26 Mar 2006 20:00:22 GMT

    DrAkai,

    It`s a problem of society.

    Too much Liberty = Too much Pain ...