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HIV/AIDS Virus hits schoolgirls

Schoolgirls are also among patients infected with HIV/AIDS Virus while most HIV patients among males are homosexuals, said specialist in sexually transmitted diseases at the Kurunegala hospital Dr. Nihal Edirisinghe.

He said Kurunegala district has the third highest number of HIV patients among districts in the country.

As such, parents and elders in the district should pay more attention towards safeguarding their children from contracting the disease by keeping tab on their behaviour and movements.

He said he has already carried out a public awareness campaign on the disease and educated nearly 15,000 persons including 300 school principals about this threat.