Playboy Prince Harry took a HIV blood test live on Facebook this morning to show how easy it is. His blood is both royal and negative. What about you queens?
“Not only does it show his royal highness’ genuine and personal commitment to tackling the HIV epidemic, it will amplify a message to millions all over the world: Testing for HIV is easy, quick and nothing to be feared,” chief executive Ian Green said in a statement to the BBC
The famously red-headed royal added: “So whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black or white — even ginger — why wouldn’t you come an have a test?”
Adds NBCNews, “The video hearkened back to groundbreaking images of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, reaching out to people with HIV in the 1980s. Diana’s gestures — including a photograph of her shaking hands with an HIV-positive man and hugging children with AIDS — went a long way toward removing the stigma around it.”
“The prince — whose results came back negative — is also planning to attend the 21st International AIDS Conference next week.”
On Wednesday next week Prince Harry will arrive in Durban for the International AIDS Conference #AIDS2016
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 14, 2016
Harry is not alone. Older brother Prince William made international headlines last month becoming the first royal to be appear on the cover of a gay magazine and to specifially take on gay bullying.
Well done. And thank you.