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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.

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na Brown of the Southern AIDS Coalition (left) and Charles King of Housing Works protest the AIDS 2020 conference location
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Citing Trump Policies, Activists Want AIDS 2020 Conference Moved Out of U.S.

A group of advocates at this week's International AIDS Conference is calling for the next conference -- scheduled for July 2020 in San Francisco and Oakland, California -- to be moved out of the U.S. entirely.

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Undetectable = Untransmittable Not Widely Known Among People Living With HIV, Panelists Say

A recent webinar hosted by Positive Women's Network gives some information on how being virally supressed impacts sex, reproductive health, and stigma for women.

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African-American Men Who Have Sex With Men Less Likely to Be on HIV Treatment

African-American men who have sex with men are significantly less likely to be taking antiretroviral medications than are their white counterparts, according to a new study.

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Chronic Inflammation in People With HIV Linked to Pre-Treatment Immune System Damage

Chronic inflammation seen in people living with HIV is related to how much damage HIV causes before starting treatment, rather than HIV activity while taking meds, according to a new study.

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A Nurse-Led Adherence Strategy Improves Life for People With HIV and Saves Money

A nurse-led treatment adherence strategy improved markers of HIV, increased quality and quantity of health, and saved money, according to a study in the Netherlands.

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Creating Transgender-Affirming Organizations

Gender-neutral bathrooms are only one aspect of creating a welcoming environment for transgender employees and clients, panelists in a recent webinar sponsored by AIDS United said.

San Francisco Women Need to Learn About PrEP, Panel Says
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Women Need to Learn About PrEP, Panel Says

Most women do not know that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may be an HIV prevention option for them. Here's how advocates and providers are working to change that.

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Immigrant Women Face Many Barriers to HIV Testing and Care

Language and legal services, plus removal of health insurance obstacles, could improve immigrant health care, say panelists on a recent World AIDS Day webinar.

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High Rates of Imprisonment Affect African-American Community's HIV Rates

Imprisonment disproportionately affects people of color, and people who experience confinement are more likely to live with HIV. These conditions contribute to higher HIV rates among African Americans, experts say.