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Prince Harry takes HIV test, broadcasts results on Facebook Live

Looking to raise awareness and erase the stigma about HIV testing, Prince Harry showed how easy it is to get checked by undergoing a blood test live on Facebook.

Harry's test, which came back negative, was conducted live on the royal family's Facebook page Thursday by an unnamed health worker at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

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Prince Harry gets tested for HIV live on Facebook

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Harry, 31, wants to normalize the test so that it seems routine for everyone to undergo it.

Harry admitted he was nervous, but was soon put at ease when blood was easily taken from a finger on his left hand and he was given the result while still in the room.

"It's amazing how quick it is,'' Harry said in the video. "Some blood tests, you have to wait weeks."

The health worker noted that just getting people in the door is often the biggest challenge despite their biggest fear being "not knowing" their HIV status.

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"So whether you're a man, woman, gay, straight, black or white — even ginger — why wouldn't you come and have a test?" Harry said.

Harry has long been an activist when it comes to HIV and AIDS.

The young royal is the co-founder of Sentebale, a charity that helps young children with HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The royal family opened up Kensington Palace's East Lawn for a concert on June 28 featuring Coldplay to benefit Sentebale, which featured Harry singing with the band.

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Prince Harry: Mom would be 'proud' of charity work

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