visualization, digital model
visualization, digital model

The Award Winning HIV 3D Model That Will Give You Nightmares

visualization, digital modelWe’ve been accused of sensationalizing news in the past, so let’s begin with a disclaimer: This actually gave me a nightmare. There. Let’s move on.

Mad props to the insanely talented Ivan Konstantinov and his team at Visual Science for crating the most insanely detailed computer graphic of HIV the world has ever seen. The digitalized model of the virus won first place at the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. We’ve never heard of it before, but we assume it’s like the Oscars of killer virus computer generated models. Or at least the Golden Globes.

The clip is brief, but menacing. This virus even looks like a killer. The model is so high def that it’s expected to be used to educate about the virus in schools via video, posters, and text books. To that we say, get on this shit STAT. HIV is now the number one killer of women worldwide. The number one, y’all! While we let the scientists work on eradicating the virus and finding a cure, each and every one of us are charged with practicing safe sex.

HIV and AIDS are 100% incurable today, but 100% preventable. Get tested often, and make your partners do the same. Practice safe sex with your partners. Every time.

Look at this little terror. You do not want it inside of you!

Are you spooked out by this visualization too? Don’t leave me hanging here.

Via Gizmodo