Prince Harry continues his brilliant work to raise awareness of HIV/AIDs, by joining Sir Elton John to host a youth-focused special session at the 21st International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa from 18 to 22 July.
The Prince is attending as Sentebale’s founder and patron. Harry’s charity supports orphans and vulnerable children, many of whom are affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Prince Harry once again takes on the fight against HIV/AIDs rising global awareness for all generations. Last week he took a simple HIV finger-prick test live on Facebook to show just how easy it is to be tested.
The 31-year-old Royal will meet leaders in the field and speak to the assembled delegates.
Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, funds frontline programmes that help those living with, affected or at risk of HIV/AIDs.
The foundation, as well as Sentebale, announced on their respective websites that the duo will be joined by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and a panel of young advocates for the event that takes place in the city of Durban.
Sir Elton John said:
“Today‚ HIV/AIDS is a treatable disease and no longer the death sentence it was ten years ago‚ but we cannot grow complacent in our fight to eradicate it completely. If our efforts wane‚ anti-viral drug resistance will resurface‚ transmission rates will again rise‚ and this disease‚ which knows no boundaries‚ will once again become a ruthless pandemic with disastrous and far-reaching consequences‚”
Conferences started yesterday on Nelson Mandela Day, Nelson Mandela became one of the world’s most important and effective campaigners against HIV/AIDs and his intervention at the international conference in Durban in 2000 marked the begining of his total commitment to fight against HIV-Aids.
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We will keep you updated on any addresses Harry gives.