Prince urges HIV test­ing for all in trib­ute to mother

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY FRANCESCA GOSLING

PRINCE Harry has called on all peo­ple to “em­brace reg­u­lar test­ing” for HIV and Aids as he paid trib­ute to his late mother’s work in break­ing down the stigma at­tached to the dis­ease.

His com­ments came as he at­tended the At­ti­tude awards last night, where Princess Diana was hon­oured 20 years af­ter her death. In a heart­felt speech, Harry said he of­ten won­dered how she would be fight­ing HIV if she were still alive.

“I be­lieve that she would be telling ev­ery­one across so­ci­ety, not just those most at risk, that with ef­fec­tive treat­ment be­ing free and avail­able in the UK, that we must all em­brace reg­u­lar test­ing — both for our own sake and for those that we love,” he said.

Speech: Prince Harry

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