Prince Harry undergoes HIV test for cameras

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Prince Harry broadcast his test experience to the Royal Family Facebook page

Royal visit for sexual health clinic in London raises awareness of condition

Prince Harry has played his part in raising awareness for HIV in the UK this week by undergoing an STD test in front of the cameras. Arriving at the sexual health clinic in London, the royal underwent the very simple test and waited for the result to be confirmed as negative.

With over 100,000 people in the UK living with HIV, it’s now more important than ever to get tested. Around 1.9 people per 1000 population is HIV positive, but that incidence level is even higher amongst gay men with 48.7 per 1000 having the disease.

Growing threat

There are a range of causes for contracting HIV, but by far the most common is having unprotected sex. Your Sexual Health hope the Prince’s recent test highlights both the importance of getting tested and how easy it is to do so.

“Prince Harry’s recent test will hopefully encourage more people to undergo a HIV test,” said Dr. Rashid Bani, lead consultant for Your Sexual Health. “If you’ve had unprotected sex then you’re at risk and there’s often no clear signs that you have HIV until you take a test.”

Book your private HIV test today

Your Sexual Health offer a range of private HIV tests, including HIV home tests that can be carried out in your own home before returning to our labs for testing. Our service is completely confidential and it won’t even be logged on your medical records. There’s also no need for spending hours in NHS waiting rooms or filling out awkward paper work.

HIV is completely incurable and can have a serious impact on your life expectancy without treatment. However, once HIV is discovered a course of medication can manage the condition and help them lead a normal life.

Find out more about the private HIV tests on offer from Your Sexual Health by contacting us on either 0161 660 2599 or info@yoursexualhealth.co.uk.