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#210867 - 10/15/04 02:10 AM HIV and AIDS in Belize  
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Neil W Offline
Neil W  Offline
a friend said he saw several bill boards while in Belize warning of AIDS and similar things ..
Aparrently there is a rather large percentage of the population compared with USA that have this disease. what Ive heard these diseases are caught by needle using druggies or folks practicing unsafe sex ,and of coarse blod from an infected person ..I'm not interest in either drugs ,sex with strangers ,or fist fights .. Is anything else I should know about that may be unique to Belize

#210868 - 10/15/04 05:12 AM Re: HIV and AIDS in Belize  
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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The actual number of HIV positive cases in Belize is quite small, but on a percentage basis Belize has the highest incidence in Central America.

If you are staying in Belize for 90 days or longer, even on a tourist card, you are supposed to get an AID test.

--Lan Sluder

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#210869 - 10/15/04 07:11 AM Re: HIV and AIDS in Belize  
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Vector here is mainly unsafe sexual practices coupled with alot of practicing. A few people were infected via transfusions because someone at the blood bank did not follow proper procedures.

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#210870 - 10/15/04 11:13 AM Re: HIV and AIDS in Belize  
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RobertE Offline
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I agree with Katie on her take. The knowledge level of safe sexual practices is virtually non-existent in Belize. I would argue that there is also probably a high number of teen pregnancies as well. There definitely needs to be more education on the topic which brings up a whole can on worms based on the educational system and the slippery slope of religion intermingled with the educational system.

Last visit to San Pedro I did see a prevalence of condoms in some tiendas/grocery stores so hopefully someone out there is spreading the word.

#210871 - 10/15/04 10:44 PM Re: HIV and AIDS in Belize  
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Neil W Offline
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How sad to hear this ,so sad

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