Do you know that Britain's Prince Harry kicked off his Singapore visit with a viewing of a rapid HIV test?
He might be busy, but the prince shows his interest by interacting with staff and volunteers for Action For Aids, to understand more about the challenges facing the HIV-positive community in Singapore. AFA's general manager Sumita Banerjee said stigma and discrimination remain pervasive and play the biggest part in deterring young people here from getting tested for HIV. "The stigma associated with HIV stems from ignorance and it tends to affect young people disproportionately, as they are still evolving emotionally," she said.
Not only getting to know the challenges in Singapore, Prince Harry is also in town to play in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup at the Singapore Polo Club, to raise funds for young people living with and affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
How cool is that? Just like Prince Harry -and his late mother, Princess Diana-, more people should care about HIV issues that are happening worldwide. At least, get to know about HIV because that's the least we can do in order to help preventing HIV/AIDS. As simple as that: have safe sex. Always. No exception!