Prince Harry Accepts Award For Diana, Urges People To Undergo Regular HIV Testing

Prince Harry is doing his mum’s work.

On Thursday evening, the royal attended the Attitude magazine awards, where he called on people to “embrace regular testing” for HIV and AIDS.

Harry, 33, also paid tribute to Princess Diana’s work in breaking down the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS after she was posthumously honoured with the Legacy award 20 years after her death. Harry collected the award on his mother’s behalf.

“[Diana] knew that AIDS was one of the things that many wanted to ignore and seemed like a hopeless challenge. She knew that the misunderstanding of this relatively new disease was creating a dangerous situation when mixed with homophobia,” Harry said.

“So when, that April [in 1987], she took the hand of a 32-year-old man with HIV, in front of the cameras, she knew exactly what she was doing. She was using her position as Princess of Wales — the most famous woman in the world — to challenge everyone to educate themselves, to find their compassion and to reach out to those who need help instead of pushing them away.

She was using her position as Princess of Wales — the most famous woman in the world — to challenge everyone to educate themselves, to find their compassion and to reach out to those who need help instead of pushing them away.

“In the year before my mother’s death, the first truly effective anti-retroviral treatments were developed for HIV and AIDS. She did not live to see this treatment become widely available and save countless lives in the U.K. and around the world.”

Watch Prince Harry’s speech as he collects the @AttitudeMag Legacy Award on behalf of his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales: pic.twitter.com/TRkOC7Ttzr

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 13, 2017

He continued: “I often wonder about what she …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

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