Harry offered support to Gareth Thomas and his family
The ex-Wales rugby captain said the duke contacted him straight away after he publicly revealed he was HIV positive.
Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has told how the Duke of Sussex offered support to him and his family after he publicly revealed he was HIV positive.
The ex-Wales rugby captain told ITV’s Loose Women that Harry contacted him straight away.
“When I came out publicly about my living with HIV status, he straight away contacted me, he offered support – not just for me – he said, ‘Are your mum and dad OK? Is your husband OK? Is your stepdaughter OK?'”
Thomas added: “We need to also break the stigma of getting tested. People are fearful of being tested.”
On revealing his diagnosis, he said: “It’s impacted my life in a way that has made me so powerful. I am stripped bare.
“I have nothing to hide which is actually quite a free feeling, it’s really nice. It’s really, really nice.
After Thomas revealed he was HIV positive, Harry, on his SussexRoyal social media account, described him as an “absolute legend”.
The duke said: “In sharing your story of being HIV+, you are saving lives and shattering stigma, by showing you can be strong and resilient while living with HIV.”