Prince Harry has been hailed for shining the light on HIV/AIDS- a cause that was dear to his late mother, Princess Diana.
The fight against HIV/AIDS was one Princess Diana's legacies, as she opened the UK’s first purpose-built unit at London Middlesex Hospital to treat the disease in 1987- a unit that exclusively cares for patients infected with the virus.
Continuing his mother's legacy will benefit many people around the world including South Africa.
SA has the biggest HIV epidemic in the world, with over 7 million people living with the virus. It has the largest ART programme in the world, which has expanded even more in recent years with the implementation of ‘test and treat’ guidelines.
In sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa was the first country to fully approve PrEP, which is now being made available to people at high risk of infection.
Harry is currently attending the 2018 AIDS International Conference as part of his charity Sentebale and its Let Youth Lead program, which supports HIV-positive young people in the African nations of Lesotho and Botswana.
Harry joins more than 15,000 scientists, activists, health providers, policy makers, global leaders and other celebrities. This is the largest gathering on HIV and Aids in the world.