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Prince Harry Visits London Charity in HIV Awareness Campaign

Prince Harry is continuing his mother’s work in HIV education.

New York Daily News reports – The prince spent Tuesday at a London sexual health charity called NAZ, which aims to help minorities “accept their diagnosis and live life to the fullest.”

“I don’t want to be here in 10 years talking to you guys and saying we’re making a difference. There’s no reason why we can’t turn this around in two or three years,” Prince Harry said, according to the Telegraph.

“Not talking about something can actually kill you. People are happy to talk about their youngest child having cancer, that might even kill them, but the other child who has HIV, they don’t talk about that.

The 32-year-old royal’s meeting comes four months after he submitted to a live HIV test on Facebook in July.

“Not talking about something can actually kill you,” the royal said about HIV. (WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES)
“Not talking about something can actually kill you,” the royal said about HIV. (WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES)

“Thirty years ago it was pretty much a death sentence, but so many people have put blood, sweat and tears into essentially fixing the problem,” Prince Harry said on Tuesday. “For some reason, though, there is a large group of people who don’t know that things have come so far. We have got to do this and people have got to hear it from you, they don’t want to hear it from me.”

In September, the prince spent a day at the Mildmay Mission Hospital in east London, the same hospital where Princess Diana shook the hand of a patient with AIDS in 1989 to show how manageable the disease was.

 

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December.

Via www.nydailynews.com

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