Prince Harry is certainly doing his best to following in his beloved mother鈥檚 footsteps by trying to make the world a better place. Treks to Antarctica (with Alexander Skarsg氓rd) to support wounded soldiers isn鈥檛 out of the realm of this royal, nor is publicly addressing his health to encourage others to do the same. Recently posting a Facebook live video of himself receiving an HIV test, the point was to remove the stigma around being tested. And now, just a couple of weeks later, the results are already in. No, not the test results, because those are obviously private. The impact results are in, and they are not only surprising, but they鈥檙e totally staggering.

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The Terrence Higgins Trust, a UK-based charity, decided to run a pilot project to coincide with the prince鈥檚 doc appointment. Anyone who was inspired to take a test themselves could request a 15-minute self-testing kit (those who received a positive result could also receive guidance from the trust on what to do next).

The Trust called Harry鈥檚 actions a 鈥済roundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV鈥 and there鈥檚 no doubt that they were right, as 4,750 free BioSure HIV self tests were sent out. That鈥檚 a 500 percent increase in testing in the days after the Facebook video was broadcast. 500 percent!!!

This definitely has the kind of surprising results they were hoping for, so perhaps we鈥檒l see more of this kind of stigma-busting initiatives from the royal family.

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(h/t Mirror; photos via Chris Jackson/Getty)