Gram Positive Rods (GPR) and Gram Negative Rods (GNR) Gram Positive Rod, Gram Negative Rod Sepsis. Sepsis is a life threatening reaction to infection in the body and can be caused by many types of bacteria. These two terms, GPR, GNR, are common causes of sepsis.
A slang term for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). “The patient has High Five but he hasn’t been told yet.”