Paris: French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozysaid today she had witnessed first-hand the toll that AIDStook on the fashion industry in the 1980s and spoke about herbrother`s death from the disease.
Bruni-Sarkozy, who lost her brother Virginio to AIDS in2006, last year became an ambassador for the Geneva-basedGlobal Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The supermodel-turned-singer has called for greateraccess to AIDS-fighting drugs to eliminate mother-to-child HIVtransmission in poor countries by 2015. "I am personally very sensitive about this issue," shesaid in the interview. But the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy stressed thather decision to join the global AIDS campaign was not directlylinked to her brother`s death.PTI
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