Making mum proud!
Prince Harry used his voice and his platform to communicate out for a great trigger over the weekend. The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex recorded an academic video in honor of National HIV Testing Week, praising the truth that “new HIV diagnoses are declining the U.K.,” noting that the numbers have dropped by 28 p.c nationally within the final two years.
The subject is shut to the royal’s coronary heart as his late mom, Princess Diana, was a longtime advocate for HIV and AIDs consciousness and testing. Diana famously shook the hand of an AIDS affected person at a time the place folks nonetheless falsely believed that the illness may very well be contracted by contact.
“There is still too much stigma, which is stopping so many of us from getting a simple, quick and easy test,” Harry says within the clip. “Taking and HIV take a look at is one thing to be happy with, not one thing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Two years in the past, I took a take a look at and the entire course of was truly very easy. The end result got here again inside just some minutes.”
The Duke went on to notice that it’s a “pivotal” time within the battle towards HIV, declaring, “If we will proceed to make HIV testing the norm and empower younger folks to take management of their sexual well being, we will deliver the technology to lastly deliver an finish to HIV.”
Harry, 34, has taken a number of HIV exams publicly, together with one with Rihanna in Barbados on World AIDs Day in 2016.
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