After My HIV Disclosure, Reality Show Says I No Longer Fit the Criteria (Video)
September 30, 2015
In 2014, I applied to the reality show Ink Master. After months of phone calls and emails, I was assigned an episode -- but once I disclosed my HIV status I "no longer fit the criteria."
Tattoo artists go through universal precaution trainings and therefore, my status should not be grounds of disposal, especially with the advancements in HIV treatment leading to undetectable viral loads and furthermore, very low risk of transmission.
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