Danger on the beach

 
Published: Saturday 15 January 1994

THE INCREASE in high-risk sexual contacts between homosexual beach boys and tourists in Sri Lanka has worried the government.

Though there have been only 22 cases of AIDS to date, the government's chief venereologist, Gamini Jayakuru, estimates as many as 2,500 Sri Lankans are HIV positive, registering a rise of 300 per cent in just one year.

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