Dear Colleagues,

5th HIV / AIDS Congress is planned to be held physically like our previous congresses between 18-21 November 2021 in Antalya Xanadu Hotel by Turkey HIV / AIDS Platform that was established by five specialty societies in Turkey coming together with the same purpose of carrying on activities to achieve the desired goals of HIV infection of our country on worldwide. The 5th Congress will be organized with contributions of Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLIMIK), AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (AIDS and STD Association), Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialty Society 0f Turkey (EKMUD), HIV / AIDS Prevention and Education Society (HAKED) and HIV Infection Society (HIVEND).

Like many infectious diseases overshadowed by the COVID pandemic HIV infection was also affected by this period. What were these effects? Did the pandemic contribute, carry away or teach anything to the HIV field? Does ART change dimension and how far are we from the cure? Is the 90-90-90 target accomplished thus are we expected to reach 4.90 target? We desire to meet to share our current knowledge and experiences and solve common problems about HIV infection in which there is constantly new data entry, which makes us question the limits of our infectious diseases education and unfortunately whose incidence is climbing higher up in our country.

Our aim for all Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology specialists regardless of their professional levels or the places they are pursuing their careers, is to enable them to embrace and understand the importance of this 40 year old pandemic and make them a part of its prevention and management under the roof of this congress. So we wish you to know that we will be honored and pleased to meet in our congress. With the hope of meeting in good health.

Warm regards,

Prof. Dr. Behice Kurtaran
Congress President

Prof. Dr. Hayat Kumbasar Karaosmanoğlu
Congress Vice President