The Official Journal of the Turkish Society Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK)

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IDCM Newsfeed / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2019

Almost 40 Years into the HIV Epidemic: Are We Turning the Tide?

Ayşe Deniz Gökengin

Over the past 38 years following the introduction of HIV infection, which affected the lives of 75 million people, many scientific advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care have been recorded, and the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH) have been transformed. Currently, life expectancy for PLWH who are diagnosed early and who initiate [...] Read More

IDCM Newsfeed / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

CRISPR-Cas System: A Brief History and Future in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Barış Otlu

The discovery of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) and CRISPR-Associated System (Cas) have led to revolutionary advancements in almost every field of biology. The CRISPR-Cas system is part of an adaptive immune system in bacteria, and this system protects the organism from invading genetic elements of bacteriophages and (...) Read More