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Belize has highest HIV rate in Central America

It is not new news, but it is worth keeping in mind. A release today from the World Bank confirms that Belize boasts the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of HIV infection in Central America. According to a UNAIDS document entitled "HIV/AIDS in Central America", the prevalence of HIV in Belize's adults is two percent of the population. We are followed by Honduras at one point six percent, Panama one point five percent, Guatemala one percent, El Salvador and Costa Rica at point six percent and Nicaragua with point two percent. The World Bank report was released at the third Central American Congress on sexually transmitted diseases currently underway in Panama City.