FUNDETECTABLE / FUNDDETECTABLE
Fun Detectable, 56 x 8 in. Mixed Media: Clear gel 00 caps, plastic baggies, gold nails, stained maple, 2013
Fund Detectable, 56 x 8 in. Mixed Media: folded $20 CAD bills, plastic baggies, gold nails, stained maple, 2013


Access, and treatment with pharmaceutical medicines has become the defacto soothsayer and catalyst to emergent forms of a new viral class. With the advent of powerful antiretroviral medicines that are able to limit, repress, and control viral replication in adherent patients; the viremia of HIV can be plausibly erased.

Paradoxically, the viral health of an HIV patient is now the impetus for another level of discrimination.
When one stops being a catalyst for HIV transmission not only does an "undetectable" sero status deflect the stigma of being the grim reaper of sex partners, but instead now reflects internally the stigma against members of the hiv positive community - a victim of one's own positive health outcomes.
Where does this leave the other? Are those who do not for whatever reason have access to antiretroviral treatments destined to become the "bad" patients. What of those who for whatever reason choose not to participate in the consumption of antiretroviral drug interventions, where do they sit in the new hierarchy of health status and social standing? What of those carriers that have their HIV under control and are able to fuck when and whom they please without transmission risks, will they be allowed to without scrutiny? - Without fear of prison sentences, and inclusion on sex offender registries? 
You are licensed to have fun if you have the means.
You have license to fun if you have funds.

As the progress of science, medicine and policy converge towards an insistence on treatment strategies that prioritize prescription drug interventions, tightly controlled patent restrictions and subsequent skyrocketing costs of big pharma ensure the enslavement of millions with little option for cost effective alternatives.
These are profits garnished from the blood of the ill and of those most in need, at the cost and detriment of health care systems and governments who subsidize and enshrine such merciless patents in law.
 
 
 
Fun Detectable, 56 x 8 in. Mixed Media: Clear gel 00 caps, plastic baggies, gold nails, stained maple, 2013
Fund Detectable, 56 x 8 in. Mixed Media: folded $20 CAD bills, plastic baggies, gold nails, stained maple, 2013
Fun Detectable, 56 x 8 in. Mixed Media: Clear gel 00 caps, plastic baggies, gold nails, stained maple, 2013
Fund Detectable, 56 x 8 in. Mixed Media: folded $20 CAD bills, plastic baggies, gold nails, stained maple, 2013
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