Gareth Thomas tells Prince Harry he wants to create greater awareness about HIV

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Prince Harry praises HIV- positive former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas for his campaign raise awareness over virus Ex-Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas, 45, revealed he has the virus this year  He has started an 'everlasting legacy' to create awareness of the HIV virus  Prince Harry followed in his mother's footsteps and is a patron of Aids charities

By Charlotte Wace, Royal Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 23:49 GMT, 30 November 2019 | Updated: 11:03 GMT, 1 December 2019

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He enjoyed a stellar playing career, but former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told Prince Harry he wants his ‘everlasting legacy’ to be greater awareness of HIV.

The 45-year-old – who revealed that he has the virus this year – makes the comments in a film to mark World Aids Day. 

He tells the Duke of Sussex: ‘I always felt that my life was to play rugby and to represent Wales which I did with all the passion I have, but I actually feel that my rugby gave me the platform to do what I’m doing now.’

45-year-old Gareth Thomas, who has the Aids virus, is pictured with Prince Harry earlier this month. Thomas has told the prince that he wants his legacy to be creating greater awareness of the disease. ‘This journey of education and breaking stigma around HIV is something that will have a legacy everlasting,’ he reportedly told the prince

45-year-old Gareth Thomas, who has the Aids virus, is pictured with Prince Harry earlier this month. Thomas has told the prince that he wants his legacy to be creating greater awareness of the disease.

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