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Contagious Beauty
oil on canvas
50 x 50
in.
Hunter O'Reilly, Ph.D.
2001

The painting, Contagious Beauty, features an abstraction of a woman infected with HIV. The oval structure surrounding her face is an abstraction based on scientific research of the structure of an HIV particle. The painting has both positive and negative connotations. In a negative light, the woman can be seen as carrying a deadly contagious disease. In a positive light, with current treatments may people live healthy lives for fifteen years or more infected with HIV. This woman infected with HIV can also be seen as a beautiful person filled with life.

Structure of HIV
Hunter O'Reilly, Ph.D.
2001


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