Prince Harry took a HIV blood test on Thursday to prove to others how easily it can be done.
In a video shared to the British royal family’s official Facebook page, the red-headed prince was joined by an unidentified health worker who walked him through the procedure. “It is amazing how quick it is,” the 31-year-old prince said during his appointment at a hospital in London.
Following in his late mother Princess Diana’s footsteps, who reached out to people living with HIV in the 1980s, the younger brother of Prince William has launched new efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In addition to previous efforts taken with his Sentebale charity, which aims to help young people with HIV in Lesotho, Prince Harry hosted a star-studded fundraising concert at Kensington Palace last month.
In light of his new endeavours, Prince Harry – whose HIV test came back negative – is also planning to attend the 21st International AIDS Conference next week. While visiting the event, which will be held in South Africa, the prince will meet with leaders in the battle against HIV/AIDS in an attempt to “highlight the importance of youth leadership to confront” the disease, according to a statement issued by royal officials.