Elton John Teams With Prince Harry On AIDS Coalition

With focus on treating HIV infections in men, Elton John and Prince Harry will launch a Global Coalition at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on July 24.

The news was jointly announced by the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and International AIDS Foundation (IAF) Thursday.

“Two years ago at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa the Duke of Sussex and I participated in a panel looking at HIV and youth — the only age demographic where HIV infections are rising not falling,” Sir Elton John said in a statement. “Since then, my foundation, along with other partners, have been undertaking participatory, human-centered design research collectively covering six countries,” said the singer, who is very close to the royal family. He said the study found that there is an urgent need to rapidly scale up men’s access to and engagement in HIV testing and treatment services.

More details of the coalition will be revealed at the Plenary session of the conference’s opening day.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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