It wasn’t all about the nookie.
Actor Brad Pitt spent three days in Ethiopia meeting with orphans of the AIDS pandemic that is devastating Africa, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The star of “Troy” and “Fight Club” also visited projects offering AIDS treatment as part of a campaign to get more lifesaving drugs for victims of the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
Pitt’s trip was organized by DATA, a Washington-based lobby group co-founded by rock star Bono, which campaigns to improve trade and debt terms for poor countries and raising awareness about AIDS in poor countries. Pitt was in Ethiopia from Saturday to late Monday.
It is 41-year-old Pitt’s second visit to Ethiopia, where 1.5 million people are infected, making it the fifth highest population in the world living with the HIV virus. The country has 540,000 children who have been orphaned because of AIDS.
Pitt is special ambassador in Nelson Mandela’s fight against HIV and AIDS, the 46664 campaign, named after the former South African president’s prison number. Actors Will Smith and Robert De Niro are also special ambassadors.