Brad Spellberg

Bio

Specialties:

  • infectious disease

Affiliation:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Currently, a man wh...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Human semen is naturally colonized by bacteria, and a new study suggests the microbes might have a role to play in both HIV transmission and levels in infected men.

    U.S. researchers found that bacteria in semen -- the "microbiome" -- play a role...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

    Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment strategies for people with the two di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

    The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Sy...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab.

    The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia said their approach may one day lead to a permanent treatmen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "viral reservoir" in which HIV can lie dormant for years, avoiding detection and elimination, is established much earlier than previously thought, new animal research indicates.

    This discovery poses new obstacles for those working to eradicate...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual male

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk.

    Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a negative test for HPV (human ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Backyard barbeques, picnics and outdoor parties are common throughout the summer, but warm weather makes food safety a lot more challenging.

    Bacteria in food can grow at a faster rate at temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and 140 deg...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.

    That percentage is concerning because teens make up a significant share of new HIV infections, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Community hospitals in the southeastern United States have seen a fivefold increase in the number of cases of a dangerous drug-resistant superbug during the past five years, according to a new study.

    The highly contagio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.

    Deaths from AIDS-related causes dropped more t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of locally acquired chikungunya virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, has been reported in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday.

    The case involved an unidentified man from Florida.

    Un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.

    The findings show that doctors require more trainin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new United Nations report suggests that the AIDS epidemic might be waning: The number of new HIV infections worldwide is at a record low, AIDS-related deaths are down 35 percent, and more people with HIV are getting the lifesaving medications they ne

    ...Full Article