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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: When STIs Flock Together

July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.

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This Week in HIV Research: Cracking the Contraception Conundrum

July 11, 2019: Seroconversion while on long-acting contraceptives; cardiovascular risk in people with HIV; suboptimal testing in high-prevalence U.S. areas; E/C/F/TAF may be suitable for PEP.

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This Week in HIV Research: Weighing Anchor on NRTI-Free Treatment

June 27, 2019: Long-term viability of NRTI-free salvage therapy; factors associated with HIV treatment interruption; evolution of frailty risk among older people; skin and soft tissue infections among people with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: A Bite of the Apple

June 20, 2019: Housing stability and HIV viremia; how the stigma of poverty affects viral load; the best time to employ syringe services; promise for the practice of index testing.

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This Week in HIV Research: One Step at a Time

June 13, 2019: Integrated stepped alcohol treatment in HIV clinics; cytokines, inflammation, and heart risk; impact of CCR5 gene editing on lifespan; the costs of "test and treat" for hepatitis C.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Racism of Perceived Risk

June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.

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This Week in HIV Research: Matters of the Heart

May 30, 2019: Myocardial infarction risk among people with HIV; dolutegravir vs. efavirenz; a new way to estimate date of seroconversion; identifying people at imminent risk for disengagement from care.

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This Week in HIV Research: I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for HPV-Related Cancers

May 23, 2019: How CD4 variables over time affect anal cancer risk; when to consider anal pap smears for women; switching from E/C/F/TAF to ABC/3TC; new data on marijuana use among people with HIV.

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Researchers Recommend Screening All People With HIV for Elevated Liver Function Values

Authors of a literature review note the high prevalence of liver disease among people with HIV and recommend a step-by-step approach to management.

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This Week in HIV Research: A Test of Resistance

May 16, 2019: The dwindling value of baseline genotype testing; severe insomnia and cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk stratified by sex among people over 50; the persistence of racial disparities among women diagnosed with HIV.