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Here is a quick mnemonic ” GENITAL “ to remember about the Primary HIV infection Rash

During the primary stage of HIV infection, some individuals may experience a rash as one of the possible symptoms. Known as an HIV rash, it can appear within the first few weeks after exposure to the virus. However, it’s important to note that not everyone who contracts HIV will develop a rash, and having a rash does not necessarily indicate HIV infection, as there can be various causes for skin rashes.

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Primary HIV infection Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • G – Generalized rash on upper thorax, face, and collar region
    E – Eruptions may also be urticarial or vesicular
  • N – Nonspecific macules and papules are observed
  • I – Individuals recently infected with HIV are affected
  • T – Thorax, face, and collar region are common sites
  • A – Adenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) may be present
  • L – Lesions can be oral or genital ulcers

Mnemonic : GENITAL

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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