To me they looked like poppies, if you want to think deeply about it, the poppy represents death and so does HIV - and even though they are very different kinds of death, it is all the same in the end.
I am not a great person with words but hopefully the message comes through.
I might start a series of wood micro-graph paintings because each wood is very different under the microscope which make so much sense when you make the relation. Graphite
My favorite of the selection, the colours are so interesting and the angular and sharp/brittle strokes really translated to how graphite feels.