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  1. Helen Ward,
  2. Rob Miller,
  3. David Lewis, Editors and Assistant Editor

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    EMERGING EPIDEMIC

    There is often a fine line between targeting interventions and fuelling prejudice. Routine data presented here for the first time suggest that black Caribbeans in the UK are 12 times more likely than whites to have HIV. Although there are limitations to the data, and the absolute numbers of cases are small, this picture would fit with the growing epidemic of HIV in several Caribbean countries, and the greatly increased risk of gonorrhoea among black Caribbeans in the UK. Targeting health promotion towards vulnerable groups is one answer. Targeting health professionals with anti-racist training may be equally important in improving access to health care.
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