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Sri Lanka
Updated July 2009
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Policy Reports and Papers
Patient and Community Education
Conferences and Events
National Organizations
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HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka
Population, 201320,500,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 20123,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012<1,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2012<0.1
AIDS deaths, 2012<200
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 597K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 638K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
World Bank Country Brief
An overview of HIV in specific countries, including common risk factors, key challenges to HIV prevention, and both national and World Bank responses. August 2008. [PDF, 133]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Policy Reports and Papers
Rapid Situation Assessment of Drugs and HIV in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
UNODC South Asia. 2008. [PDF, 1.5MB]
Review of the National Response to Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka
WHO, UNAIDS, Sri Lanka Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition. 2007. [PDF, 1MB]
AIDS In South Asia: Understanding and Responding to a Heterogeneous Epidemic
Moses S, Blanchard JF, Kang H, et al, World Bank, August 2006. [PDF, 1.4]
Patient and Community Education
HIV Basics, Singhala
National STD and HIV Control Program. Also available in Tamil. See control program website for more publications on HIV and other STIs.
Sakhi Saheli: Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Young Women Training Manual
Population Council, Horizons, Committee of Resource Organizations For Literacy, Instituto Promundo. 2008.
Prevention is Better Than no Cure: Health Education Animation
A web-based animation made for an Indian audience, focusing on culturally-appropriate review of HIV biology and prevention. School of Education at Stanford University. February 2008. More products are available at
Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS - A Flip Book
India HIV/AIDS Alliance, September 2006. Available in English, Hindi, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Conferences and Events
8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)
Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 19-23, 2007.
National Organizations
National STD/AIDS Control Program
Sri Lanka