Waiting for your HIV test results can be as nerve-frazzling as trying to pay for groceries with a credit card you know is on the edge of being maxed all the way out. For some reason, it feels like every time I’ve had an HIV test, it’s taken damn forever for me to get the results back. I wait and wait and wait and eventually my brain fills with stupid, crazy thoughts. I end up Googling dumb shit like, “If your HIV test is positive, does it take longer for your doctor to tell you the results?” That question usually leads me to a WebMD page that reads, “If you haven’t gotten your HIV test results after 10 days, you probably have cancer.”
So because getting tested makes some people bite their finger skin off, Prince Hot Ginge decided to get an HIV test on Facebook live to try to remove the stigma and show people how easy it is. The Royal Family Facebook page put up this note:
HIV rates in the UK continue to rise despite years of progress in treating the illness and one of the biggest factors has been that up to 17% of HIV positive patients are unaware of their status and unintentionally pass on the virus to partners.
Prince Harry believes until everyone feels relaxed about taking HIV tests – whether from high risk groups or not – then tackling the stigma and fear surrounding HIV testing will continue to allow the virus to win.
Because of PHG’s involvement in HIV causes, many are bringing up how his mother Princess Diana shook the hands and hugged people with HIV and AIDS in early 90s.
Here’s the video of PHG talking about how he’s nervous about getting his blue blood tested before getting pricked. Thanks to rapid testing, he gets his results a quick second later. (SPOILER ALERT: He’s negative.)
PHG always looks like a ginger pillar of hotness, but he really looks like one while do-gooding. The next time I get tested, I’m going to tell my doctor to do it with one of those rapid tests, because it’ll save his receptionist from listening to me scream like a crazy trick for my results every 10 minutes.