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Barbara Jungwirth

Barbara Jungwirth

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

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This Week in HIV Research: Missing the Message

May 13, 2021: Disparities in U=U awareness; sexual satisfaction trends among PLWH; PrEP use among cis women; HCV epidemiology in trans women.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Getting Wiser About Getting Older

May 6, 2021: Epigenetic aging and HIV treatment initiation; effects of ART on cognitive decline; dearth of osteoporosis screenings for PLWH; physical therapy vs. opioids for bone/muscle pain.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Redefining Failure

April 29, 2021: Measuring HIV drug susceptibility amidst extensive resistance; the reversibility of virologic failure; mobile HIV care in urban settings; whether to prescribe long-acting antiretroviral therapy.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Weights and Measures

April 22, 2021: Weight gain and CVD risk after treatment initiation; stroke type divergence among PLWH; exercise and CD4; a new approach to pain research in HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Complexities of Alcohol and Substance Use

April 15, 2021: Alcohol and neurocognitive impairment; using hair analysis to measure substance use; integrase inhibitors' impact on verbal learning; hepatocellular carcinoma trends among PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: We Need to Better Serve Our Teens

April 8, 2021: PrEP “contemplation” and uptake among adolescents; adolescent perception of HIV risk; HIV diagnosis rates among transgender people; PrEP and HIV incidence in Scotland.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: U=U and the Hippocratic Oath

April 1, 2021: The ethics of teaching U=U; the role of primary care in HIV service acceptance; STI testing rates in transgender women; the potential in anal self-sampling.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Indirect Harms of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2021: HIV disease progression spikes in a London hospital; neurocognitive impairment and frailty in PLWH; the smell of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder; statin usage and physical function decline.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Under One Roof

March 18, 2021: Improving viral suppression among PLWH experiencing homelessness; co-located PrEP services for trans women; subsidized health care and PrEP uptake; Heplisav-B hepatitis B vaccine efficacy in PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: While You Were CROI-ing

March 11, 2021: Anticholinergic medications and neurocognitive issues; weight gain and dolutegravir in older men; drug interaction risks on B/F/TAF; real-world efficacy of HBV-active HIV treatment.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand