Marina Nunez, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Marina Nunez, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Infectious Diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, Hepatitis

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4395

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Education & Training

  • M.D., Univ Navarra Faculty of Medicine-Spain , 1988
  • Ph.D., Univ Navarra Faculty of Medicine-Spain , 1996
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Univ Navarra Faculty of Medici, 1994
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, WFU School of Medicine, 1998

NPI Number

  • 1700815479
Marina Nunez, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Marina Nunez, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

infectious diseases, minority health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4512 | Department: 336-716-4395

Recent Publications

Barbour S, Bachmann L, Nunez M. Transient hepatitis B surface antigenemia after hepatitis B virus vaccine in an HIV-infected patient [letter]. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013;29(4):639-640.

Nunez M, Mendes-Correa MC. Viral hepatitis and HIV: update and management. Antivir Ther. 2013;18(3 Pt B):451-458.

Oppenheimer AP, Johnson J, Nunez M. Outcome of HCV genotype 1 treatment in HIV-coinfected patients with chronic kidney disease. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013;12(1):55-57.

Price H, Dunn D, Pillay D, Bani-Sadr F, de Vries-Sluijs T, Jain MK, Kuzushita N, Mauss S, Nunez M, Nuesch R, Peters M, Reiberger T, Stephan C, Tan L, Gilson R. Suppression of HBV by tenofovir in HBV/HIV coinfected patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):e68152.

Divers J, Nunez M, High KP, Murea M, Rocco MV, Ma L, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Spainhour M, Ornelles DA, Kleiboeker SB, Duncan K, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Freedman BI. JC polyoma virus interacts with APOL1 in African Americans with nondiabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2013;84(6):1207-1213.

Nguyen V, Nunez M. Poor correlation between ALT normalization and virological response to hepatitis C treatment [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013;108(Suppl 1):S149.

Jones M, Nunez M. Liver toxicity of antiretroviral drugs. Semin Liver Dis. 2012;32(2):167-176.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Nunez M, High KP, Spainhour M, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Reeves-Daniel AM, Murea M, Rocco MV, Divers J. Association of APOL1 variants with mild kidney disease in the first-degree relatives of African American patients with non-diabetic end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int. 2012;82(7):805-811.

Jones M, Nunez M. HIV and hepatitis C co-infection: the role of HAART in HIV/hepatitis C virus management. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2011;6(6):546-552.

Shores N, Mendes-Correa MC, Maida I, Turner J, Uip DE, High K, Nunez M. Hepatic PPAR gamma expression is further impaired in HCV-infected subjects with HIV-co-infection [abstract]. Hepatology. 2011;54(Suppl 1):1331A.

Shores NJ, Maida I, Perez-Saleme L, Nunez M. Virological rather than host factors are associated with transaminase levels among HIV/HCV-coinfected patients. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2010;9(1):15-19.

Brau N, Kikuchi L, Nunez M, Barreiro P, Nelson M, Bini EJ, Kristen M, Fox R, Sherman M, Puoti M. Improved survival of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in HIV-infected patients with undetectalbe HIV RNA [abstract]. J Hepatol. 2010;52(Suppl 1):S219.

Kikuchi L, Nunez M, Barreiro P, Nelson M, Vispo ME, Page E, Puoti M, Fox R, Sherman M, Carrilho F, et al. Impact of screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients on staging, therapy and survival [abstract]. J Hepatol. 2010;52(Suppl 1):S412.

Mendes-Correa M, Nunez M. Management of HIV and hepatitis virus coinfection. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2010;11(15):2497-2516.

Kaplan DE, Daruich J, Jalali Z, Rafiullah, Nunez M, Vogel M, Vispo E, Barreiro P, Rockstroh JK, Mauss S, et al. Age and hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV-infected patients [abstract]. Hepatology. 2010;52(4 Suppl):1174-5A.

Townsend D, Troya J, Maida I, Perez-Saleme L, Satta G, Wilkin A, Barreiro P, Pegram PS, Soriano V, Nunez M, et al. First HAART in HIV-infected patients with high viral load: value of HIV RNA levels at 12 weeks to predict virologic outcome. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2009;8(5):314-317.

Nunez M, Beltz A, High K. Effect of HIV on levels of serum markers of liver inflammation and fibrosis in hepatitis C virus co-infection [abstract]. Hepatology. 2009;50(4 Suppl):923A-924A.

Maida I, Rios MJ, Perez-Saleme L, Ramos B, Soriano V, Pegram PS, Mura MS, Sanchez-Margalet V, Wilkin A, Nunez M, et al. Profile of patients triply infected with HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses in the HAART era. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008;24(5):679-683.

Yacisin K, Maida I, Rios MJ, Soriano V, Nunez M. Hepatitis C virus coinfection does not affect CD4 restoration in HIV-infected patients after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008;24(7):935-940.

Shores NJ, Maida I, Soriano V, Nunez M. Sexual transmission is associated with spontaneous HCV clearance in HIV-infected patients. J Hepatol. 2008;49(3):323-328.

Nunez M, Miralles C, Berdun MA, Losada E, Aguirrebengoa K, Ocampo A, Arazo P, Cervantes M, De Los Santos I, San Joaquin I, et al. Role of weight-based ribavirin dosing and extended duration of therapy in chronic hepatitis C in HIV-infected patients: the PRESCO Trial. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2007;23(8):972-982.

Nunez M, Soriano V, Lopez M, Ballesteros C, Cascajero A, Gonzalez-Lahoz J, Benito JM. Coinfection with hepatitis C virus increases lymphocyte apoptosis in HIV-infected patients [editorial]. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;43(9):1209-1212.

Nunez M, Ramos B, Diaz-Pollan B, Camino N, Martin-Carbonero L, Barreriro P, Gonzalez-Lahoz J, Soriano V. Virological outcome of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-coinfected patients receiving anti-HBV active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2006;22(9):842-848.

Maida I, Soriano V, Castellares C, Ramos B, Sotgiu G, Martin-Carbonero L, Barreiro P, Rivas P, Gonzalez-Lahoz J, Nunez M. Liver fibrosis in HIV-infected patients with chronic hepatitis B extensively exposed to antiretroviral therapy with anti-HBV activity. HIV Clin Trials. 2006;7(5):246-250.

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Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases

Clinical Specialties

Infectious Diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, Hepatitis

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