The HIV numbers for 2011 have been released and they show a decrease in the number of new infections for the fourth year in a row.
A total of 226 new infections were recorded in 2011, a 7.4% decrease from 2010.
It's a quite remarkable downward trend, and the 226 cases is less than half of what was reported at the peak in 2004 - when 457 new infections were recorded.
The majority of the new cases continue to occur in the age group between 20 to 34 years.
And, a higher number of new infections were reported in men even though fewer of them were tested.
Most of the cases are still concentrated in the Belize District, with Cayo and the Stann Creek showing the second and third highest numbers.
Presently, 1,358 HIV infected persons are receiving medical care from the thirteen different facilities giving anti-retroviral treatment countrywide.