I got the tattoo after attending the Living 2012 conference for PLHIV/AIDS organized by GNP .
Being surrounded by others, strangers actually, who share the same passion for HIV/AIDS activism as I do, left me deeply empowered.
370 BC), the glory days of the Greek and Romans, and the age of royal European families.
During the era of plague, many aristocrats were spared the Black Death through their use of silver plates, utensils and drinking containers.
If someone is HIV positive, HIV would be present in both their vaginal fluids and bloodstream, which means it could be transmitted from vaginal fluids into a small cut or tear on one’s hand or cuticles, or from blood into the cut (if there is any blood in the vagina or anus of the recipient).
Blood could be present from menstruation or just from the friction of the sex. Hopefully it will make you happier to know the risks of contracting HIV from oral sex are considerably lower than from vaginal or anal intercourse.
I wanted to remember that experience as a personal milestone, so I used the Red Ribbon with a dot on top to signify the conference logo and also to signify the pronoun “I”. Even though it isn't clearly stated, the message is clear to the viewer: I am positive.” — Alon Madar “My name is Elizabeth and both of my parents have AIDS.
Everyone speaks about the fact that the world is cold and cruel. My tattoo represents the beauty found in a life surrounded by the virus.
Previously answered questions are at the following links: Also see this guide goes into lots of details about different risks of transmission and how you can look after your health.I have another AIDS brochure that says there's at least a small chance the virus could pass through tears around the cuticles of the hand.Is this the case, and if so, how great a risk is there in putting your fingers in somebody's vagina or anus for extended periods?The Q&A resource on the i-Base website is mainly for questions about HIV treatment from people who are HIV positive, their partners, family or friends.We do not have the resources to answer questions about risks of transmission and testing.