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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: Correlates of Risk

July 29, 2021: Racial disparities in hospitalization rates; city-specific mortality demographics; effects of traditional risk factors vs. antiretrovirals on weight gain and cardiovascular risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Anxiety’s Tangled Web

July 22, 2021: How HIV criminalization laws may reduce disclosure; anxiety and housing satisfaction; poor immune response to delayed ART; the U.S.'s HIV testing mountain.

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

July 8, 2021: Trends among heavily treatment-experienced PLWH; a new look at peripheral neuropathy factors; heart transplantation in PLWH; complications following successful HCV treatment.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Tipping the Scales

June 24, 2021: Effect of efavirenz metabolism on weight change; determinants of weight gain when switching meds; metabolic effects of DTG vs. TAF; food security vs. nutrition security.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Realities of PrEP

June 17, 2021: PrEP awareness vs. PrEP willingness among young Black women; acute HIV infection during PrEP initiation; real-world PrEP efficacy; HIV rates by U.S. region among transgender people.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Burdens We Bear

June 10, 2021: Trauma, burden, and COVID-19 risk among PLWH; sleep and viral suppression; spirituality/religioisity, depression, and HIV risk; why anal cancer screening isn't enough.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: It’s Not Just About HIV

June 3, 2021: Kaposi sarcoma despite ART; heat-based cervical HPV treatment; re-evaluating HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder; HIV and diabetes in Texas.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Welcome to the Real World

May 27, 2021: Recycling tenofovir in a second-line regimen; real-life two-drug regimen failure rates; jump-starting ART at sexual health clinics; viability of wearable devices in sleep assessment.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: A Question of Turnout

May 20, 2021: HIV testing and prevalence trends in the U.S.; groups at higher risk for losing viral suppression; intent vs. reality in making clinic appointments; transitioning from pediatric to adult HIV care.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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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