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Prince Harry and Elton John Ending AIDS Epidemic by 2030

They’re taking a revolutionary road.
July 24, 2018

Prince Harry and Sir Elton John are determined to end the spread of HIV/AIDS all over the world. And this is why the longtime friends launched the MenStar coalition. Kengsington Palace announced that this plan "will expand the diagnoses and treatment of HIV infections in men, with the aim of ultimately ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030". This coalition will not only help deliver HIV/AIDS services for men, but it will also encourage early testing and treatment.

"Too many around the world are still ignoring the damaging knock-on effect on education and other community services from not prioritizing HIV prevention and treatment," said the Duke of Sussex.

Prince Harry is already familiar with this social cause: In 2006, he founded the organization Sentebale, which aims to help children in Lesotho, Africa who have been orphaned by the HIV epidemic. He even took an HIV test in Barbados with Rihanna to raise awareness.

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