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
Jan. 23, 2020: Neurocognitive benefits of cannabis use; how unquantifiable HIV in CSF correlates to executive function; updated findings on efavirenz and microcephaly; cost-efficacy of a specialized HIV care coordination team.
Jan. 16, 2020: Texting (and stigma support) vs. email for care retention; beyond-childhood health risks for HIV-exposed infants; HIV, cardiovascular risk, and cognitive impairment; direct-acting antiviral efficacy and prescription delays.
Jan. 9, 2020: Bone loss after HIV treatment initiation; aging and antiretroviral dosage; more U=U evidence for women; viral suppression and executive function.
Jan. 2, 2020: Cancer treatment among people with HIV in the Obamacare era; chemotherapy, CD4 count, and mortality; cutting meds to cut costs; tailoring interventions on the microepidemic level.
Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.
Dec. 12, 2019: A lot of catchup to do before “Ending the HIV Epidemic”; the value of online HIV self-test distribution; viral suppression is about more than basic HIV treatment services; effect of hormone therapy on PrEP levels.
Dec. 5, 2019: The value of pre-treatment drug resistance testing; resistance rates among viremic Americans; persistent pneumonia incidence among people with HIV; mixed HIV prevention results for the U.S. National HIV Strategy.
Re-entry planning can help prevent opioid overdose and enable people living with HIV to connect with and stay in care.
HIV is a symptom of a larger problem. To get to the root, providers must help by addressing the many issues that come when a person doesn't have a home.
Nov. 20, 2019: Adherence required to maintain suppression; the accuracy of Framingham scores in assessing cardiovascular risk; long-term success rates for kidney transplants; integration of hypertension services with HIV care.