Barbara Jungwirth is an experienced freelance journalist, writer, and translator who has been reporting on HIV for TheBody and TheBodyPro since 2002. Specializing in technical summaries of published and presented research on HIV and related topics, Barbara has been the primary author of TheBodyPro's "This Week in HIV Research" series since 2014.
Latest by Barbara Jungwirth
May 21, 2020: PrEP demographics by health insurance claim data; pediatricians call for better PrEP formulations for teens; weight gain after switching from TDF to TAF; two-drug regimen efficacy when baseline viral load is high.
May 14, 2020: Recurring low-level viremia and morbidity/mortality risk; factors affecting severe bacterial infection in people with HIV; infective endocarditis cases on the rise; high rates of opioid use among U.S. veterans with HIV.
May 7, 2020: Epidemiological factors among transgender women; revised PrEP indication estimates for MSM; trends in HIV strain similarity between younger and older MSM; current hepatitis C epidemic among British MSM with HIV.
April 30, 2020: Substance use relapse following opioid therapy for chronic pain; affect of cannabis on blood-brain barrier disruptions; PrEP considerations for adolescents; updated CDC contraceptive recommendations for women at risk for HIV.
April 23, 2020: The corps of front-line care providers with HIV-specific experience is aging and retiring, leaving behind a growing need for quality care. We examine recent research and analysis that both describes that need and offers interventions to meet it.
April 16, 2020: Anticoagulants and antiretroviral boosters; durvalumab doesn't impair antiretroviral therapy; cigarette use and oral HPV incidence; using common labs to predict Kaposi sarcoma risk.
Two recent coronavirus studies are only the beginning of our understanding of how different antiviral meds interact with the virus.
April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.
People who have survived the isolation of HIV now have a pandemic whose main intervention is isolation.
April 2, 2020: Physical activity vs. heart med adherence; reducing the burden of HIV emergency care; increasing smoking cessation intervention success; virologic failure following asymptomatic HIV treatment initiation.