The First Lady
, Chantal Biya
, on 1st December, presided at a grand cultural gala organised to mark the end of the National AIDS
Week and the World AIDS Day in Cameroon. At the Yaounde Conference Hall, the special guests to the First Lady, Claudia Cardinale
, the renown Italian cinema actress, currently goodwill ambassador of UNESCO
, Professor Luc Montagnier
, one of the co-discoverers of the AIDS virus, members of the diplomatic corps, members of government, thousands of youths, men and women joined Mrs Chantal Biya
and artistes to show solidarity with people living with HIV through songs and messages of hope. The ceremony was intended to reinforce the fight against HIV, rekindle hope in people living with the HIV virus as a way of telling them that "all is not lost".