The International AIDS Society on Thursday announced Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx will headline a virtual conference on the coronavirus pandemic.
A press release notes Fauci and Birx are among those who are confirmed to participate in the gathering that will occur on July 10, the last day of the 2020 International AIDS Conference.
“The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented global emergency that has now infected more than 3 million people worldwide and is already the most lethal new pandemic since the emergence of AIDS nearly 40 years ago,” reads the press release.
Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. Birx is the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the State Department. Both of them play key roles in the U.S. response to the pandemic that has so far killed more than 64,000 people in this country.
The 2020 International AIDS Conference was to have taken place in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., from July 6-10. Organizers in March announced it will take place virtually because of the coronavirus.