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July 11, 2008

Prince Harry Speaks Out Against HIV in Lesotho

While helping to renovate a dilapidated school for mentally and physically disabled children in the southern African nation of Lesotho July 8, Prince Harry addressed the kingdom’s mounting AIDS epidemic, the U.K.’s Times Online reports (

The relief effort was part of his Sentebale charity—which he cofounded with Prince Seeiso of the Lesotho Royal Family—aimed at supporting impoverished and vulnerable children in the AIDS-ravaged sub-Saharan African country.

The prince told reporters that a “vast quantity of the population don’t accept they have AIDS—if you accept you have AIDS it’s a treatable disease.”

According to the article, estimates suggest as many as 200,000 of the country’s 500,000 school-age children and young people have lost one or both parents to the disease.

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