Prince Harry Takes HIV Test on Facebook Live
Harry headed to a London hospital this morning (July 14, 2016), where he agreed to get tested while it streamed live on on the Royals’ Facebook page. “It is amazing how quick it is,” the Prince remarked before finding out that his test came back negative.
“So whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black or white — even ginger — why wouldn’t you come and have a test?” he continued, bringing home the point that no one has an excuse not to get tested.
Bringing awareness of the effects of HIV and AIDS is a cause particularly close to Prince Harry as it was something that his mother Princess Diana cared very deeply about. Princess Diana worked hard to remove the stigma surrounding the virus by visiting with and hugging children infected with HIV and AIDS.
Next week, Prince Harry is heading to South Africa for the International AIDS Conference where he will meet with leaders in the fight against HIV and AIDS.