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Prince Harry calls for regular HIV and Aids testing

From BBC - October 12, 2017

Prince Harry has paid tribute to his late mother's work in raising awareness of HIV and Aids, and urged more people to "embrace regular testing".

The prince was speaking at the Attitude magazine awards, where Princess Diana was posthumously honoured with the Legacy award, 20 years after her death.

Prince Harry said if his mother were still alive, she would be "standing alongside" those living with HIV.

The prince collected the award on Thursday night on her behalf.

In April 1987, Princess Diana opened the UK's first purpose built HIV/Aids unit that exclusively cared for patients infected with the virus, at London Middlesex Hospital.

In front of the world's media, she shook the hand of a man suffering with the illness.

She did so without gloves, publicly challenging the stigma and notion that HIV/Aids was passed from person to person by touch.

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