A 18-year-old male asked:
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if someone gave you oral sex with bad bacteria or saliva , how long would it take for them to go away or die ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Low STD risk: This depends on what you mean by "bad bacteria". If the person had an STD like gonorrhea, you could have been infected. However, normal bacteria in the mouth don't cause any harm. Oral sex is safe sex -- not completely free of risk, but much safer than vaginal or anal sex. However, if you are in doubt or worried, it's always best to get STD tested.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Provided original answer
Agree re HPV, transmissible by oral sex. But like most STDs, with a lot lower transmission chance than for genital or anal HPV.
Oct 12, 2017
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Oral sex may not be entirely safe with human papilloma virus which may lead to laryngeal cancer. Otherwise I concur with Dr Handsfeld's answer.
May 21, 2016

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