Latest by Barbara Jungwirth

This Week in HIV Research: A Yawning Racial Gap in U.S. Testing

HIV testing disparities among black MSM in the Southern U.S.; reasons for non-adherence in a vaginal HIV prevention ring trial; the importance of PrEP despite successful HIV treatment; inaccurate antiretroviral usage rates in Africa.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: At-Home PrEP Care Advances

Fewer health care visits for PrEP recipients; sexual behavior in the U=U era; HIV and bone issues in women; how Medicaid enrollment gaps affect HIV treatment success.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed While Living With HIV? Data Needed!

The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.

By Barbara Jungwirth

This Week in HIV Research: Key Measures of Success Lag in the U.S. South

Lower CD4, higher viral load in the U.S. South; HIV testing among U.S. heterosexuals; heightened seroconversion risk around childbirth; predicting success for long-acting, injectable PrEP.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Study Shows Depressive Symptoms Associated With Detectable HIV Viral Load, but Not With Missed Visits

Adherence to HIV care visits was associated more with mental health conditions before starting antiretroviral treatment than with recent depressive symptoms, while a detectable viral load was related to such symptoms.

By Barbara Jungwirth

This Week in HIV Research: Not-So-Routine Testing

Missed chances for HIV testing; depressive symptoms associated with detectable HIV viral load; perceived HIV discrimination declines overall; zoledronic acid beats TDF switching for bone mass improvement.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Missed Opportunities to Close the Gap

Missed opportunities to prescribe PrEP to at-risk people; long-term viral suppression reduces cancer risk; sexual health clinics and linkage to care; neurocognitive benefits of low-dose hydrocortisone therapy for women.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Self-Testing Passes a Big Test

HIV self-testing vs. professional HIV testing; the most effective influenza vaccine strategies for people with HIV; how age can affect flu vaccine efficacy; early HIV treatment and CD4:CD8 ratio normalization.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Monday, Wednesday, Treatment Days

Happy days for thrice-weekly dosing; shortfalls in chronic opioid therapy monitoring; neurocognition, treatment initiation, and high CD4; the link between influenza virus shedding and CD4 count.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Where Support Is Lacking, the Virus Can Spread

Housing, social support, and HIV transmissibility among people who use drugs; concerning hepatitis C incidence trends in France; frailty among people aging with HIV; untreated HIV and brain atrophy.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand