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Findings For Behavioural Survey Study in Belize

Behavioral Survey Study in Belize AIDS

The Ministry of Health of Belize has released the findings for BSS (Behavioural Survey Study) and we have listed them below:
  • Overall consistent condom use was suboptimal and ranged from less than 70% in the MSM and PHIV to 81% in FSW.
  • Knowledge of HIV transmission was also found to be suboptimal with 33% of FSW and 57% of the MSM.
  • The majority of PHIV were from lower income levels.
  • Prevalence of HIV among the MSM tested was 13.8% and 0.9% of the FSW tested. (compared with an estimated 2.3% in the general population)
  • Genital Herpes and Chlamydia were the most common STIs diagnosed across the groups. The prevalence of Syphilis and Gonorrhea were lower when compared with the other Central American countries.
  • Stigma and discrimination was highest in the community and workplace and estimated at 10% in the health sector.
Ministry of Health Release Findings from BSS Survey


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