Princess Diana, on live TV, shook the hand of an AIDS patient without wearing gloves, challenging the belief that AIDS could be passed via casual contact. The act was seen as a huge moment for those suffering from the disease.
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When Princess Diana went to Disneyland, she made her sons Harry and William wait in line just like everyone else.
Princess Diana shakes hands with an AIDS patient without gloves. This was a profound gesture at the time in 1991 and helped further remove the stigma from HIV and Aids.