On this World AIDS Day, we share a 2017 BBC piece that covers Princess Diana’s visit to the first HIV/AIDS unit in London, 1987.

“In front of the world’s media, Princess Diana shook the hand of a man suffering with the illness. She did so without gloves, publicly challenging the notion that HIV/Aids was passed from person to person by touch. She showed in a single gesture that this was a condition needing compassion and understanding, not fear and ignorance.”

You can check out BBC’s video and article about Princess Diana and her AIDS advocacy here:


As we reflect on all of the compassionate, strong, loving AIDS advocates who have emerged over the past four decades, we invite you to join us this Thursday at 8 pm ET for Bold Boss Live, when HIV/AIDS Activist, Advocate & Educator Jahlove Serrano will be interviewed by #BoldBoss Ember Davis

For more help and resources pertaining to AIDS/HIV awareness, visit Women’s Health.org. #WorldAIDSDay2020