Prince Harry continues his support of HIV/AIDS sufferers

By Ainhoa Barcelona

Prince Harry is continuing to show his charitable side in raising awareness for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Harry visited a sexual health charity on Tuesday (Nov. 15) in a bid to focus the minds of his generation on the cause.

The 32-year-old met staff and supporters of NAZ charity in Fulham, which specializes in helping the needs of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in London.


Prince Harry visited sexual health charity NAZ

Harry learned how the charity provides culturally appropriate services and a supportive environment, enabling people to access healthcare.

The Prince was his usual laid-back, charming self, cracking jokes with staff and putting them at ease.

The royal guest of honour was then treated to a special performance by the Joyful Noise Choir, a collective of people from all walks of life who are living with HIV.

The choir was at The Hurlingham Club rehearsing to perform that night at the nOSCARS, an award ceremony established by NAZ in 2012 to highlight the programmes, people and media which challenge HIV and homophobic stigma.

Prince William's brother was in good spirits, bopping along to the music and admiring the conductor's skills.

The Prince was a hit with staff and supporters at the engagement

Clearly, Harry's engagement was a success. After the visit Kensington Palace tweeted: "Thank you @NazProjectLdn for sharing your fantastic work to promote sexual health and HIV support services in London!"

Harry has long been a supporter of the fight against HIV and AIDS. In July he gave a moving speech at the International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The Prince made a plea, saying: "We cannot lose a sense of urgency, because despite all the progress we have made, HIV remains among the most pressing and urgent of global challenges - 1.1m people died of AIDS and 2.1m were infected last year alone."

Harry has long been a supporter of the fight against HIV and AIDS

He continued: "So it is time for a new generation of leaders to step forward. It is time for us to step up to make sure no young person feels any shame in asking for an HIV test.

"It is time for us to step up to make sure that girls and boys with HIV aren’t kept from playing with their friends, classmates, and neighbours.

"It is time for us to step up and acknowledge that stigma and discrimination still act as the greatest barrier to us defeating this disease once and for all."

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