Prince Harry and Sir Elton John Discuss Complacency at AIDS Conference in Durban

Photograph: Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Photograph: Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Prince Harry has taken to the international stage to raise awareness of HIV and Aids, joining the singer and prominent campaigner Sir Elton John at a conference in South Africa.

The 31-year-old royal, evoking the memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, told delegates in Durban: “When my mother held the hands of a man dying of Aids in an east London hospital, no one imagined a quarter of a century later HIV-positive people would live full, healthy, loving lives.” 

But, he added, despite huge progress in the struggle against HIV and Aids, “we now face a new risk – the risk of complacency”.

There are millions of people who are suffering from HIV/AIDS all over the world. With technology and the advanced medical field we found a way to help these people live a full with this disease. However we agree with Prince Harry... They are still living with this disease. Even though they can continue their daily routine and live a quote on quote normal life, they still are living with their bodies not at ease. 

"Given these robust results, LodonalTM should be considered as an adjunct immune therapy given its proven potential to maintain or increase CD4 count levels, which suggest an increase or stabilization of patient’s immunity that can potentially prevent opportunistic infections, tolerability and efficacy. LodonalTM’s affordability [at about $1/day], effective ‘immune balancing and correcting’ attribute, safety, ease in administration and storage makes it a formidable adjunct therapy that needs to be considered for all HIV+ patients." Dr. Allen