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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: How Many Pills Can a Person Miss?

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.

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Conference Coverage

People With HIV Need Care Providers to Use Non-Stigmatizing Language

Even in the medical and research communities, stigmatizing language lives on, and it can have negative repercussions in the lives of people with HIV.

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Conference Coverage

Stigma Was at Forefront of Annual Meeting of HIV Nurses

Nurses who care for people living with HIV wrestled with stigma around the illness at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference.

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This Week in HIV Research: New Explorations of Antiretroviral Adherence

Nov. 14, 2019: Psychiatric disorders, adherence, and viral suppression; depression and adherence among women with HIV; using hair to link food insecurity and HIV viremia; a point-of-care test for tenofovir adherence.

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This Week in HIV Research: If I Could Turn Back Ossein

Nov. 7, 2019: Zoledronic acid to prevent bone loss; bone benefits for older patients switching from TDF to TAF; periperhal artery disease among women; motor dysfunction and cognitive impairment.

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This Week in HIV Research: Removing Barriers to Better Care

Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.

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This Week in HIV Research: Today's Prescription Courtesy of Dr. Robot

Oct. 24, 2019: A computerized antiretroviral recommendation tool; higher Fiebig stage equals more frequent viral load blips; low prescription refill rates among Americans starting treatment; internalized stigma and HIV outcomes.

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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.