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EMU Hosted a Seminar on HIV/AIDS

EMU Hosted a Seminar on HIV/AIDS
Published Date: Friday, 11 December 2015

Within the framework of the series of informatory seminars, Eastern Mediterranean University, Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty organised a seminar on "HIV/AIDS" at 10:30 a.m. on 11 December 2015.

Organised with the aim of raising awareness regarding AIDS and supporting the individuals with HIV/AIDS, the seminar hosted the presentations of Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty academic staff member Assist. Prof. Dr. Kerem Teralı, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mevhibe Hocaoğlu, Envision Diversity Organisation representative Enver Ethemer and Burç Barın from the EMMES Corporation.

In his presentation, Assist. Doç. Dr. Teralı talked about gene correction techniques applied in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Then, Assist. Prof. Dr. Hocaoğlu stressed the important effects of pallative care on individuals with HIV/AIDS. In his presentation, Ethemer directed the audience's attention towards wrong assumptions about HIV/AIDS. Finally, Barın presented information about scientific studies on the liver and kidney transplant procedures on individuals with HIV infection.

The overall message delivered by the seminar was that it is very likely that a possible treatment for HIV/AIDS will be found in the near future and the importance of increasing the life quality of HIV/AIDS patients encountering physical, psychological, and social problems.