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Can you get stds by oral sex?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Contrary to what many believe STDs can be passed from oral sex. Some diseases (herpes, hpv, syphilis) are passed from contact with infected skin. Others are passed through body fluids (gonorrhea, chlamydia).
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Definitely: You certainly can--just about any of them.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What STDs can I get from giving oral sex and what STDs can I get from receiving oral sex?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
STDs from oral sex: Assuming your partner(s) are male, the main oral STDs by performing fellatio (giving oral sex) are gonorrhea and herpes due to HSV2. HIV, chlamydia and syphlis are possible but much less common. The main risk to you from cunnilingus (oral-vaginal contact) is herpes due to HSV1. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are possible but rarely transmitted by cunnilingus. No significant risk for HIV.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

What are all the STDs you can get from oral?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Any agents - bacteria or virus, can survive in mucosa or skin will make oropharingeal mucosa infected so HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes can. However, if there are mucosal injuries, HIV, hepatitis virus (B & C), etc. can infect the persons who engaged in oral sex with the infected partners.

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