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In conjunction with World Aids Day, I submitted a piece to highlight mother to child HIV transmission, just like many other sugar artists all around the world.
According to the WHO, there is a huge disparity of pregnant mums having getting access to antiretrovirals for the prevention of HIV transmission. Without the drugs, an HIV positive mother could have a 45% chance of transmitting the virus to her unborn child. Sadly, there are still over 600 babies being born every day with HIV, and this collaboration highlights the importance of getting that number to zero.
I created this piece with the use of my new favourite medium, isomalt. I created the logo using red isomalt to symbolise blood. HIV is a blood borne virus, yet to an unborn baby, this is its life source, and could be potentially be a virus that will be harmful.
I modelled an African lady to portray the highly prevalent continent in the world who still suffers from high incidences of babies born with the HIV virus. Every mother wishes the best for her unborn child, and especially for many African women, wonder if the child will be born HIV-free. We can only know with better access to the antiretrovirals, there is more certainty that we can reduce the risk of it happening.
Biggest gratitude and thanks goes out to Zawadi Parizek and everyone else for organising such a successful collaboration!