Elton John Honors Dr. Anthony Fauci with Lifetime Achievement Award for His Work on HIV Crisis

Elton John recognized Dr. Anthony Fauci for his work fighting the global HIV crisis on Tuesday — honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

“What a wonderful and fitting way to mark World AIDS Day, by honoring one of the biggest champions in the history of the AIDS epidemic,” John said of Fauci at the US Global Leadership Coalition’s virtual tribute celebration.

Although lately preoccupied with another epidemic, Fauci once served as the National Institutes of Health’s HIV and AIDS coordinator, later becoming the first NIH director of AIDS Research from 1988-1994.

John has also been a longtime advocate for the prevention of HIV, founding the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1993, which donates to those on the frontlines working to end the
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