The Human PapillomaVirus Project
"Whereas HIV only in recent decades became infectious for humans, high risk papillomavirus types have in all likelihood been with us for millions of years, accompanying the human race since the early days of our evolution."
Harald zur Hausen
ABOUT THE HPV PROJECT
Throughout my career as a Medical Doctor I have had the opportunity to get to know and investigate the human papillomavirus and its relationship to cervical cancer. My work is a critical review that reveals a potentially threatening virus that is in most cases transmitted by men and suffered by women.
I realized that by observing the behavior of this virus it is possible to identify behaviors in which we participate as a society. In other words, I try to see under a microscope human relationships focused on issues that have to do with love, death, inequality and emptiness. This work includes key aspects that have positioned cervical cancer as one of the main pathologies of the female population worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. It exposes the immune inequality which seeks to protect the victim but not the vector who transmits the virus. That is, in most of our health care systems girls between 9 and 12 years old are vaccinated against this virus, nevertheless boys are not vaccinated.
I am seeking the recognition of the fact that there is no legislation that prohibits spreading cancer which results in planting time bombs. This three-dimensional work recreates the virus and reveals the behaviors that we promote as a society.
Human Papillomavirus 3D Printed Prototype, 2015.
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