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Get Tested! Celebrities Like Rihanna Gets A Live HIV Test, Can This Lessen The Effects Of The Undying Stigma?

By Sai , Dec 05, 2016 07:33 PM EST
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In lieu of the annual celebration of the World Aids Day, international pop singing sensation Rihanna was found to have joined forces with British royalty Prince Harry. The two icons reportedly got tested together with the singer's natives in Barbados with the aim of advocating themselves on behalf of the disease and work to prevent its spread.

Rihanna And Prince Harry For AIDS Awareness

In one of the singer's statements reported by E News, Rihanna jokingly told Prince Harry that he makes it look like it hurts, contrary to what the Prince told her that morning. Although both of their test results were negative, Prince Harry wanted to highlight the ease and importance of seeking testing and antiretroviral medication if necessary to combat the virus. He claimed that because of the success of these drugs, which is great, we are now suffering from complacency and risk going back 10 or 20 years.

Furthermore, it was found that Princess Diana's youngest son has allegedly spent the last year championing on behalf of the HIV and AIDS community much like his late mother. However, it wasn't his first live HIV test for the public. Recently in July, the British royalty has also been tested for HIV on Facebook to destigmatize the procedure.

Meanwhile, as Mirror reports it, during his hospital visit in Barbados, the Prince had also expressed his concerns to a doctor specializing in infectious diseases, Dr. Amok Kumar, a pediatric consultant and HIV expert. He explained his hopes that everyone who hadn't been tested to be tested, regardless of who you are, your background, culture or religion.

Ultimately, it was found that Harry has vowed to continue his late mother, Princess Diana's legacy in campaigning to end the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. Rihanna, on the other hand, was the surprise guest for Harry and the Royal Household at the annual Toast the Nation event which celebrates national achievements.

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