Latest by Barbara Jungwirth


This Week in HIV Research: Stroke Risk in Less-Studied Populations

Stroke risk among underrepresented populations; the realism of UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals; HIV persistence and inflammation amidst long-term suppression; HDL cholesterol as a predictor of immune recovery.

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Incarcerated People

Case Management Improves Linkage to Care for People Living With HIV Post-Release From Prison or Jail, New Study Shows

People living with HIV who spent time in Connecticut correctional facilities and received transitional case management were more likely to be promptly linked to care after their release than those who did not receive such services.

Men Who Have Sex With Men

This Week in HIV Research: An Outbreak in West Virginia

How West Virginia is responding; a text-message based continuum-of-care intervention; PrEP and risk compensation; a link between inflammation, frailty, and cytomegalovirus infection.

News Analysis

This Week in HIV Research: Why It's Good to Integrate Primary Care With HIV Care

Primary care + HIV care = improved health care engagement; the efficacy of different HIV testing and treatment interventions; abdominal fat and hypertension rates; the ethics of HIV phylogenetics.

Insurers and Pharmas Must Help Fix HIV Drug Pricing System, Advocates Say Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Insurers and Pharmas Must Help Fix HIV Drug Pricing System, Advocates Say

The Fair Pricing Coalition is working with pharmaceutical companies to ensure fair prices for new HIV drugs on par with those of older medications.


This Week in HIV Research: Can Police Worsen HIV Outbreaks?

Whether a local HIV outbreak in Tijuana, Mexico, may be related to police activity; PrEP and stigma in hookup apps; HIV, aging, and the immune system; cannabis as a systemic anti-inflammatory.

Monica Gandhi, Sharon L. Hillier, Lisa Diane White, Dázon Dixon Diallo, and Tonia Poteat
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

More Women Must Be Included in Academia and in Clinical Trials, Panelists Demand

Presentations on women in research at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections highlighted the lack of inclusion, offered ideas on how to remedy the situation, and showed how one woman moved from advocate to researcher.

Rendering of a diabetes level meter

Long-Term Treated HIV No Defense Against Diabetes Risk

Even in the modern treatment era, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are developing diabetes at an extremely high rate.


This Week in HIV Research: Our High Tally of Glucose Disorders

Long-term glucose disorders; anal vs. cervical HPV; PrEP adherence among U.S. veterans; economic incentives to spur HIV testing.


This Week in HIV Research: HIV Antiretrovirals vs. HPV

The effect of HIV treatment on HPV risk; bone mineral density declines in women vs. men; how hep C cure affects kidney function; when it comes to non-daily PrEP, location matters.