Tony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor

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Tony Fauci joined NIH in 1968. He was named head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984.

And on a warm day in April 2019, he sat down with POLITICO's Dan Diamond to reflect on his ongoing work — from the emergence of HIV/AIDS nearly 40 years ago to how the Trump administration is trying to end the epidemic.

On the podcast, Fauci also discussed the resurgence of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, his perspective on the Trump administration and what it's like to give advice to a president.

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President Donald Trump has vowed to effectively end HIV transmission within a decade.

Fauci has long argued that we have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Jen Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation recently appeared on "Pulse Check" to discuss Trump's HIV policy.

Fauci was a prominent voice during the Ebola epidemic, urging a measured response and even treating one patient himself.

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