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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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Venezuelan people cross the border between Colombia and Venezuela on June 09, 2019 in Paraguachon, Colombia.
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U.S. Promises Some HIV Meds to Colombia for Venezuelan Refugees

But the process may take months, pending Congressional approval.

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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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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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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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All Stakeholders Must Be Engaged in HIV Cure Research, Webinar Says

Participating in an HIV cure trial is not an isolated event, but must be seen in the "landscape of engagement" -- the range of other issues the participant may be facing, such as discrimination or a lack of stable housing. Stakeholder participation i...

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Discharge Planning for People Living With HIV in Correctional Institutions

HIV treatment can be interrupted when people with HIV leave jails, prisons or other detention facilities without sufficient resources or support. What help is needed, and which groups provide discharge planning and link people to care?

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Condoms in Jails Could Combat HIV -- and Perhaps Hepatitis C -- But Remain Rare

Without access to prevention measures, such as condoms, people in jails and prisons are at elevated risk of acquiring HIV. Hepatitis C risk may be higher as well.