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Volkow, Fauci Present at Conference

The Volkow sisters sit a table with two others, including Dr. Perez

NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow (l, seated) and her sister Dr. Patricia Volkow (second from l) have never shared a scientific podium until now. At right is Dr. Carlos Perez, Catholic University of Chile.


NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow delivered a plenary talk titled “Opioid crisis and its impact on HIV and HCV” at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City in July. Her sister Dr. Patricia Volkow, an infectious disease specialist at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico City, gave a follow-up talk on “HIV and co-morbidities: Kaposi’s sarcoma. State of the ART and beyond.” The Volkow sisters have never shared a scientific podium until now; they accompanied NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who opened the session with a presentation on “HIV in 2019: Optimizing the treatment and prevention toolkit.”

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