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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: Much Ado About Lipids

Oct. 17, 2019: Tesamorelin as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; reversing lipid changes via TDF => TAF => TDF; statin use and reduced chronic kidney disease risk; statin use and (no) reduced HIV persistence.

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This Week in HIV Research: U=U Grows Ever Stronger

Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: New Insights Into Cardiovascular Risk

Oct. 3, 2019: The sexual divide in HIV-related heart disease; weight gain among women on integrase inhibitors; HIV's association with non-specific health conditions; hopeful trends in self-reported neurocognitive impairment.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Reality of Disparity

Sept. 26, 2019: Racial disparities in the PrEP continuum; HIV and ocular syphilis; Kaposi sarcoma among people with well-suppressed HIV; modifiable risk factors in the management of chronic kidney disease.

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This Week in HIV Research: Every Prescription Can Use a Good Steward

Sept. 19, 2019: HIV antiretroviral stewardship plans in hospitals can save money -- and lives; demographic correlates of PrEP interruption; HIV and atrial fibrillation risk; cytopenias common, despite viral suppression.

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This Week in HIV Research: New Keys to the Care Continuum

Sept. 12, 2019: Better virologic outcomes at coordinated walk-in facilities offering incentives; same-day PrEP initiation at STD clinics; U=U and "low drug regimens"; adherence trends among perinatally infected adolescents.

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This Week in HIV Research: My Achy-Breaky Heart

Sep. 5, 2019: An extra decade of "heart age"; stop grouping trans women with MSM; women often have anal cancer precursor lesions; hep C treatment success doesn't equal more risk behavior.

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This Week in HIV Research: What's in a Blip?

Aug. 29, 2019: Viral load blips, low-level viremia, and eventual virologic failure; pinpointing non-adherence as a cause of HIV treatment failure; HIV care costs vary widely throughout U.S.; Kaposi sarcoma incidence in the modern HIV treatment era.

IAS 2019 Presenters at Community Involvement in Research Panel
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Communities Should Be Involved in Research. Here Are Some Key Insights on Good Participatory Practice.

Increasingly, researchers are looking for ways to involve communities not just by participating in trials, but by helping shape these projects. But, how do you go about making sure affected communities are at the table?

 Venezuelans rest after crossing the border between Colombia and Venezuela on June 09, 2019 in Paraguachon, Colombia.
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Global Health Researchers and Activists Grapple With Complex Needs of Migrants Living With HIV

Recent Trump administration policies on migrants living with HIV have prompted a response from the international AIDS research community.