Prince Harry Hands Out Testing Kits At Terrence Higgins Trust’s HIV Pop-Up Shop

The royal said he wants to "show the world that life doesn't end after getting an HIV diagnosis."

Prince Harry continued his advocacy for HIV testing and awareness this week by visiting a pop-up shop run by a charity linked to his late mother, Princess Diana.

The 33-year-old visited the Terrence Higgins Trust’s HIV testing center in north London on Wednesday to launch Europe’s HIV Testing Week, which takes place November 18-24.

The royal met some of the shop’s volunteers during his visit, including a man who was recently diagnosed with HIV after using a self-test kit.

Prince Harry also helped distribute the self-test kits and watched a live demonstration of how easy they are to do at home.

HIV Testing Week is designed to destroy the stigma that surrounds the virus in order to increase the number of people who get tested.

The prince has followed in his mother’s footsteps by placing HIV and AIDS awareness at the forefront of his agenda, recently being tested for the virus himself on Facebook Live.

Terrence Higgins Trust is the U.K.’s largest voluntary provider of HIV and sexual health services, working to eliminate stigma and discrimination surrounding the virus in order to empower HIV-positive people to lead healthy lives.

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