Evening Standard: Prince Harry visits London sexual health charity amid HIV awareness campaign
Prince Harry today visited a sexual health charity as he continues his efforts to raise awareness about HIV.
Harry met staff from Naz, an organisation which provides support and advice for various minority communities.
During the visit to Fulham’s Hurlingham Club, Harry also met the Joyful Noise choir, a collection of people of different faiths, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, all living with HIV.
The choir was rehearsing to perform this evening at the nOscars, an award ceremony established by Naz in 2012 to highlight the programmes, people and media which challenge HIV and homophobic stigma.
Harry said: “I know there are so many issues around family stuff and cultural stuff, I know that, but I really do believe and I’ve said this to the really young generation, the kids as well, I know it’s a sensitive subject but we’ve got to do this and people need to hear it from you.
“They don’t want to hear it from me, they want to hear it from you, and I honestly believe that’s the only way we can do it.”
He went on to say: “I don’t want to be here in 10 years’ time talking to you guys going ‘oh yeah we’re making a difference’ no, let’s do this now. There’s no reason why we can’t turn this around in two or three years at the most.”
The nOscars event is one of the largest award ceremonies of its kind and aims to put a spotlight on the poor sexual health outcomes of minority groups.