Jul 14, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/harry-has-hiv-test-in-drive-to-raise-awareness-11364073505638Prince Harry has led by example and been tested for HIV as he continued his campaign to raise awareness about tackling the virus.
He confessed he was "nervous" before the simple finger-prick procedure at a London sexual health clinic.
After a few moments the result came back negative, and a relieved Harry stuck out his tongue.
It was the first time a member of the royal family had been publicly tested for HIV and was akin to the efforts of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, to break down the stigma surrounding the disease.
In the late 1980s, when many still believed the disease could be contracted through casual contact, she sat on the sickbed of a man with Aids and held his hand.
Ian Green, chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, praised the prince for his "genuine and personal commitment to tackling HIV" and called it a "groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV" which would help normalise testing and inspire a new generation to take control of their sexual health.