Former James Bond star joins Africa AIDS effort

UNICEF goodwill ambassador Roger Moore, the star of several James Bond films, has joined the quest to secure HIV antiretroviral medications for HIV-positive people living in sub-Saharan Africa. Moore, speaking last week in Zambia, called efforts to get cheap anti-HIV drugs "daunting" but added that he "will not relent" in pushing governments and drug companies to provide free or discounted drugs to HIV-positive Africans. Zambia, the focus of Moore's African visit, currently has an HIV prevalence rate of about 20%, and nearly 1 million children in the country have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

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