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HIV Activist Honored

VIENNA — U.S. actress Brooke Shields has presented a 100,000 euro ($142,000) award to a Russian activist for her work with HIV-positive people at a star-studded fundraiser in Austria's capital.

Anya Sarang, CEO of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice, received the Crystal of Hope award Saturday at the Life Ball, a flamboyant Austrian fundraiser for people with HIV and AIDS.

"She is definitely an angel," Shields said of Sarang.

The event was also attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, singer Janet Jackson and thousands of revelers in risque attire.


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