In case you weren’t already in love with Prince Harry, you will be now. After the young royal live-streamed his HIV test, orders for home testing increased big time.
According to the Terrence Higgins Trust, after the young royal’s test, orders on the BioSure Self Test increased by 500%. Wow.
In case you missed it, about two weeks ago the Prince live streamed his testing over Facebook to help raise awareness on both the disease and how easy it is to get tested.
In a statement released by the Kensington Palace, they explained
“His Royal Highness wants to expand his own knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in the fight against the virus around the world… Prince Harry believes that greater public awareness of the innovations in both testing and treatment for HIV can help save lives and he wants to do his part.”
Harry is continuing the work of his mother Princess Diana, who helped to diminished the stigma around the disease.
In an interview with The Sunday Times earlier this year, Harry said,
“I don’t consciously channel myself down certain avenues specifically because I think my mum would be proud. But she sure as hell would be proud of me, hopefully, that I’m doing it.”