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H.I.V. microbe cross stitch, completed in 3" round natural wood embroidery hoop

---The Story---

GERMS! They're everywhere. You can't avoid them, not entirely (though hopefully you don't contract chlamydia), so why not incorporate them into your decor?

If you're into science, or just germs, or cleanliness, or if you're a hypochondriac, you might like to see your interests/worst fears immortalized in stitchwork. Luckily, now you can.

This listing is for one stitched H.I.V. molecule. According to the CDC, an estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with H.I.V. and 21% don't know they're infected -- though that's a small fraction of those affected worldwide.*

---The Deets---

This listing is for just what you see in the first two pictures: one completed green chlamydia bacterium with the letters "H.I.V." stitched in black at the bottom of a 3" natural wood embroidery hoop.

H.I.V. is part of a series of microbe and germ cross stitches that will feature a variety of brightly-colored microscopic viruses/bacteria/etc each stitched on white or off-white Aida cloth and framed in 3" natural wood hoop frames. Find more in the Microbes and Germs section of my shop (linked below).

The microbes pictured above in the third photo are herpes and chlamydia along with H.I.V., the fourth photo shows ovum and sperm, and the fifth picture shows gangrene in the middle with (clockwise) the common cold, tuberculosis, rabies and Entamoeba histolytica (cystic form) underneath. These are all currently available along with other microbes in the shop.

The back of each germ or microbe will be protected by loose felt that clings to the back; the felt will not be glued to the hoop, in order to allow for easier cleaning and re-stretching should that become necessary.

*CUSTOMIZE: If you would like three or more microbes, look for special listings in the Microbes section of my shop, or convo me to request a special order. Multiple orders will receive a small discount. An STD-themed multiple listing is coming, so if you're looking for a larger selection of STDs, let me know and I'll rush them along! ;)

I love custom orders; let me know if you're looking for a microbe you don't see here, and I'll stitch it for you!

*SHIP: This stitch will be made to order and sent via USPS first class (with delivery confirmation) or international first class mail within about a week of your order, usually sooner, unless I convo you otherwise. It will ship as pictured to anywhere in the world.

*GIFT WRAP: Let me know if you are giving this STD as a gift (yikes), and I'll wrap it up in plain paper and include a notecard for your "to" and "from" -- or tell me if you'd like me to send it directly to the recipient and what message you'd like to include, and I'll write it out for you before I pop it in the mail.

---The Links---

Microbes and Germs shop section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11480156

3 Microbes, create your own instant collection: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101075677/3-microbes-cross-stitch-set-instant

Want to stitch it yourself? Check out this 10 pattern set of STDs and gametes: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111396093/cross-stitch-pattern-set-std-microbes-10

If you'd like to stitch the malaria life cycle, here's the pattern for that: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111428571/cross-stitch-pattern-set-malaria-life

And some more common microbes, such as cold and flu: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103422908/cross-stitch-pattern-common-microbes-set

A second set of common microbe patterns, including beer yeast, ebola and mad cow: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111638813/cross-stitch-pattern-common-microbes-set

Looking for a different STD? Here's syphilis: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113486529/syphilis-microbe-std-germ-cross-stitch

Trichomonas Vaginalis: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104276585/std-cross-stitch-trichomonas-vaginalis

Herpes: https://www.etsy.com/listing/102301216/herpes-microbe-germ-cross-stitch-microbe

Chlamydia: https://www.etsy.com/listing/128452884/chlamydia-microbe-std-germ-cross-stitch

Here's the set of gametes (ovum and sperm): https://www.etsy.com/listing/106790148/ovum-and-sperm-cross-stitch-set-instant

Here's a finished set of the Common cold and Flu: https://www.etsy.com/listing/100693157/cold-and-flu-cross-stitch-set-instant

Back to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins

*The source for this is the following: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.htm

---The Legal Stuff---

Microbes are not my intellectual property, obviously, but the cross stitch designs are copyright Alicia Watkins 2012. Please do not copy or distribute without permission, and please do not pin images without permission. (Convo me so I can follow you on pinterest!)

I am no kind of medical expert, and anything I know about the microbes in this series of stitches or that I appear to know, I learned from the internet. : ) NO PART of my listings or any other ramblings should be construed as ANY KIND of medical advice, because it's not. My only relevant expertise is in cross stitching!

HIV microbe -- STD germ cross stitch, sexually transmitted disease needlework for scientists and other cool people

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cross stitch cloth, natural wood hoop, needle, 3 inch wood hoop, DMC embroidery thread
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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