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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 9, 2019: HIV care retention and viral suppression among transgender women; heating opioid use equipment to curb HIV transmission; managing HIV outbreaks among people who are homeless; improving viral suppression among people who use substances.
May 2, 2019: patient-centered care model improves viral suppression; subpar immune responses when baseline CD4 tops 500; when CD4 plummets despite viral suppression; vaccination, immunoglobulin, and hepatitis A exposure.
April 25, 2019: stigma and viral load among African-American women; U.S. HIV incidence sans racial disparities; the care continuum is failing young MSM; a moment of reckoning regarding HIV among U.S. youth.
A new study demonstrates the phenomenon, but experts say more research needs to determine why it occurs -- and what researchers can do differently to reduce it.