Artist creates portrait of Princess Diana using HIV-positive blood
An award-winning artist has made a portrait of Princess Diana with a mixture of HIV-positive blood and diamond dust.
Manchester-based Conor Collins revealed his latest creation on Twitter on Tuesday (July 17).
“When Princess Diana held the hand of a man dying of AIDS, few would have imagined that today treatment would exist that would see HIV-positive people living full, healthy, loving lives. When diagnosed and treated early, life-expectancy for someone with HIV is unchanged,” he wrote.
“We all deserve to be loved. We all deserve to be treated with dignity.
“HIV is a virus. It has no conscience. It is without colour, without creed, without gender or sexuality. It is incapable of judgement.”
Collins added: “We should know the facts. You can’t get HIV from kissing. Undetectable means untransmittable. PREP and PEP work.”
In recent years, he has also made portraits of Tom Daley – made using homophobic tweets sent to the diver – and Caitlyn Jenner, both of which went viral.
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