David Bromstad, the host of HGTV's Color Splash, wants everyone to know their HIV status.To elevate public awareness about the importance of regular testing, the celebrity designer is teaming up with Janssen Therapeutics to promote the 'Know Yourself: Get HIV Tested' initiative.It doesn't look like HIV will be going away anytime soon, but ignoring it is definitely not the right choice. I'll be glad to take anyone's inspiration'I'm an artist and a designer that loves collaboration.All I know for sure is there will be lots of color and the mural will be encouraging and uplifting but also very direct.You're working on Color Splash as well as the new show HGTV'd, and you're also a mentor on Design Star.Where do you get the energy to do so much and still manage to give back to the community? [Laughs] It's probably just the result of such great things happening all around.And I'm happy to be able to bring more awareness to it.
So I returned 80 percent of the stuff I bought, painted the room white and added some 'Mr.What's great about this is that I'll be able to help get the word out in the way I know best'through creative means. I want people to be encouraged and know that getting tested is just something they need to do to maintain their health.It's like brushing your teeth'not doing it shouldn't be an option.I refuse to buy an expensive carpet until our French bulldogs are both house-trained. Just do one wall, instead of putting it everywhere.""I found the bed at the thrift store.It was shiny white, so I sprayed it with flat white paint to make it look like porcelain. I don't sleep more than three hours at a time — I usually wake up for an hour, then go back to bed for a few.""I saw it in a pet store and said, 'I have to have this pillow and it's going on my bed.' If I'm unhappy, I look for pieces to bring up my mood.If worst comes to worst, all I have to do is pop that pill. No one wants to live with a condition that requires daily medication. [The medicines do] great things when you have HIV, but do you really want to have that as an option when you can just slap a condom on?"When I first moved in, I tried to create a whole 'Mr. I painted the living room walls turquoise and put an orange cover on the couch with red pillows.I want people to get out there, get tested, and be healthy.Because if they know their status and they're healthy, the people they have sex with will be healthy as well. And I am looking to my fans to give me some advice on how they think it should look via my Facebook artist page or Twitter.com/bromco.Color Splash' touches.""The OPEN sign is from a movie prop house (has great vintage props, too), and it lights up from both sides.My boyfriend and I have to get the bulbs from Germany because they don't make them here anymore.