Section: Teens - posted in 2019

  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

    PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) What Is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is when someone takes medicines every day to lower his or her chances of getting HIV. Who Should Take PrEP? Only people at very high risk for getting HIV should take PrEP, such as: those who are in a sexual relationship with someone who is HIV-positive men who have sex with other men and have had anal sex without a condom men who have sex ...
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  • Thrombocytopenia

    Thrombocytopenia What Is Thrombocytopenia? Thrombocytopenia (pronounced: throm-buh-sye-tuh-PEE-nee-uh) is when there are fewer than normal platelets in the bloodstream. Platelets are tiny colorless cells in the blood that help the blood clot. Like all blood cells, platelets are made in the bone marrow (the spongy inner part of bones). What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Thrombocytopenia? A person with a platelet ...
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