Prince Harry gets tested for HIV

15 July 2016 / 3 months 2 weeks ago

Prince Harry walked into a sexual clinic in central London to undergo an HIV test.

He came out negative.

Harry has been highlighting issues surrounding HIV and Aids as part of his public work, continuing the efforts of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

According to AFP via The Straits Times, the 31-year-old prince declared he was "nervous" before the test, a simple finger-prick procedure.

His mother, Diana, helped to break down the stigma surrounding HIV  back in 1987 when she held an Aids patient's hand.

"I can understand the fear; I cannot get my head around the stigma part," Harry said.

"Twenty years ago, I could understand it, but now?" Harry highlighted what he saw as the general view of HIV testing.

"The thinking seems to be: 'why do I need to get tested?'," the Prince said.

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