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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: Untangling Knots of Comorbidities

Nov. 19, 2020: Metformin's effect on weight and gut microbiota; integrase and cardiometabolics in women with HIV; ongoing link between HIV, smoking, and cancer; how early HIV treatment initiation impacts future cervical cancer outcomes.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: What’s in Your Head

Nov. 12, 2020: The most significant burdens experienced by PLWH; asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment and HAND risk; financial incentives for improving HIV knowledge and testing; linking HIV and COVID-19 testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Human Touch

Nov. 5, 2020: Success of direct referrals at re-linking people to HIV care; stable housing = viral suppression; modern-day rates of virologic failure; how pharmacy type affects HIV treatment outcomes.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: A Metabolic Maze

Oct. 29, 2020: Diabetes incidence on INSTIs vs. NNRTIs vs. protease inhibitors; can NRTIs fight diabetes?; from TDF to TAF in HIV/HBV-coinfected people; assessing neurocognitive impacts of older two-drug regimens.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Real-World Effects of COVID-19

Oct. 22, 2020: Impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on HIV viral suppression; unsuppressed HIV viral load despite no treatment failure; point-of-care rapid testing vs. lab testing; it's not about "what," it's about "when."

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Many Sizes Fit Many People

Oct. 15, 2020: Adherence barriers among Latinx MSM; Atlanta's Ending the HIV Epidemic priorities; Ryan White HIV service coordination; PrEP, white coat dosing, and drug resistance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Revisiting Our Needs

Oct. 8, 2020: HPV-related cancer risk among women living with HIV; the interplay between HIV, HBV, and liver disease; Framingham vs. other tools to gauge statin value; integrase inhibitors, weight gain, and menopause.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Incidence and Clinical Care Trends Among MSM

Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Long Road to Racial Health Justice

Sept. 24, 2020: HIV adherence cohorts usually fail to reflect the diversity of the epidemic; HIV thrives in deprived neighborhoods; rethinking barriers to rapid HIV treatment initiation; long-term adverse events on INSTIs vs. efavirenz.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Disclosing Our Disparities

Sept. 17, 2020: HIV prevalence gaps between Latinx people and non-Latinx white people; Obamacare awareness and perceptions among HIV clinicians; the relationship between pain and HIV; cancer mortality trends among PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand