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Britain’s Prince Harry, Sir Elton John Address AIDS 2016 Conference, Urge Young People To Become More Involved

Agence France-Presse: Prince Harry and Elton John speak out at AIDS summit
“Britain’s Prince Harry and Sir Elton John shared a stage in South Africa on Thursday, warning that complacency threatened efforts to defeat AIDS and urging young people to lead the fight. Addressing about 1,000 delegates at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, Prince Harry praised how far the struggle had come since his mother, the late Princess Diana, became a champion for those with the disease…” (7/21).

Associated Press: Prince Harry says world must revive urgency in AIDS fight
“…The prince, who publicly took an HIV test earlier this month, said the world cannot lose the sense of urgency in fighting the disease. He said a new generation of leaders must step forward on the issue and make sure no young person feels any shame in being tested. Elton John called the prince a powerful ally in the fight against AIDS, the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa…” (7/21).

CNN: Prince Harry follows Diana’s footsteps to fight AIDS
“…[T]he prince particularly fears for the future of the epidemic among adolescents — aged 10 to 19 — for whom AIDS is currently the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, and the second leading cause of death globally. His own charity, Sentebale, founded in partnership with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, has been working to improve and support the lives of children affected by HIV in Lesotho since 2009 and recently began working in Botswana…” (Senthilingam, 7/21).

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