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Welcome to i-sense corner, sharing stories across the important and evolving field of infectious diseases. 

From virologists and epidemiologists, engineers and app developers, public health and policy figures to GPs and patient representatives, i-sense's talks to the experts on what they are doing to tackle the increasing global health challenge of infectious disease.

Click on an image or link below to read their stories. 

Patient Representative Chris Sandford

Chris Sandford is a Patient Representative at the Bloomsbury Clinic and part of a network offering support to HIV patients to help improve their confidence and enable them to live more positively with their diagnosis. In this interview, Chris chats wirh i-sense's Kailey Nolan about his work, why more needs to be done to support people diagnosed with HIV and what he thinks the future is for HIV testing.

Plague Inc. creator James Vaughan

James Vaughan is creator of hugely popular strategic game Plague Inc., which exploded onto the gaming scene in 2012, becoming the number one paid for app just two weeks after its US launch. i-sense's Kailey Nolan caught up with James to discuss the inspiration behind Plague Inc. and future opportunities to contribute to the increasing challenge of infectious diseases.

HIV Research Pioneer Deenan Pillay

Professor Deenan Pillay is a leading Clincal Virologist, Director of the Wellcome Trust funded Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa and Deputy Director for Clinical Research at i-sense. Here, Deenan talks to i-sense's Kailey Nolan about his significant contributions to the field of HIV research, the ongoing challenges for HIV treatment and his role at the heart of this devastating disease.