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Today #312902
11/30/08 08:44 AM
11/30/08 08:44 AM
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san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline OP
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is World AIDS Day. Actually, tomorrow is. But we are commemorating it on San Pedro today.

It is very possible you know someone in Belize who has died of AIDS but you never knew they were infected and you probably don't know the true cause of death. HIV/AIDS has a huge stigma here and you just can't guess who is infected. Women are now the most significant increase in infections. There is a march this morning at 11:00 at Central Park, a fair and free rapid testing all day. Please come down.

To put it all in context here are some of the most up to date figures on HIV/AIDS in Belize.

HIV/AIDS in Belize

3,400: Estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007

2.1%: Estimated percentage of adults (ages 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007

59%: Estimated percentage of HIV cases that occured among women (ages 15-49) by the end of 2007

over 200: Estimated number of children (ages 0-15) living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007

over 200: Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS during 2007
Source

UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic. July 2008.


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Re: Today [Re: collyk] #313027
11/30/08 11:17 PM
11/30/08 11:17 PM
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Houston
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And outside of Belize... This holiday, Starbucks presents three delectable ways to give and receive. Every time you enjoy a (STARBUCKS)RED™ EXCLUSIVE beverage (Peppermint Mocha, Gingersnap and Truffle Espresso) at participating locations in the US and Canada between November 27, 2008 and January 2, 2009, we’ll give 5˘ to the Global Fund to help save lives in Africa.

Join us in support of World AIDS Day. We're giving 5˘ to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted Starbucks beverage sold on December 1, 2008 at participating US and Canada locations.*

http://red.starbucks.com/red/

Re: Today [Re: travelqueen] #313028
11/30/08 11:23 PM
11/30/08 11:23 PM
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Posts: 837
San Pedro, Belize
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omggggggg I was just saying how much I can't wait for a starbucks sandwich next week!!!!! This is great, I will purchase a starbucks coffee every day next week.


Thank you for the nice info.

Re: Today [Re: *I Do* Belize Weddings] #313029
11/30/08 11:26 PM
11/30/08 11:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 837
San Pedro, Belize
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darn it I'm tired. Errrr I dislike the flavored coffees!!! They should do a regular latte or cappuccino as well for contributions lol

I will miss my morning Perk coffee!

Re: Today [Re: collyk] #313065
12/01/08 05:34 AM
12/01/08 05:34 AM
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Rochester, NY
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how prevalent is aids in San Pedro? just curious...

Re: Today [Re: RNdiver] #313066
12/01/08 06:57 AM
12/01/08 06:57 AM
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Posts: 5,255
bucks county, PA
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2006 statistics:

HIV/AIDS belize stats

keli - TQ said December 1st only. if you buy all week you will only support Starbucks.

Re: Today [Re: sweetjane] #313069
12/01/08 07:43 AM
12/01/08 07:43 AM
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TExarkana, USA
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If people in Belize test positive, do they have access to the proper medical attention and anti-viral drugs?

Re: Today [Re: catdance62] #313078
12/01/08 08:36 AM
12/01/08 08:36 AM
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San Pedro
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Define proper

Re: Today [Re: pamkillen] #313082
12/01/08 09:10 AM
12/01/08 09:10 AM
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Posts: 2,208
san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline OP
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As far as I am aware, there are no stats specifically for San Pedro. Personally, I would guess that the ratio would be higher here because of the number of tourists passing through and the general transience of the community. Those figures are of recorded infection.

Pam is correct. Treatment is available, but if you have HIV or AIDS in the USA or Europe, you might assume that your treatment would be superior to the treatment available to those in developing countries.


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Re: Today [Re: collyk] #313083
12/01/08 09:33 AM
12/01/08 09:33 AM
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I read something recently about a condom machine installed in San Pedro. I was very happy to see as it seems a long overdue step.
Does anyone know if there are plans to expand from that single machine?

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