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A 34-year-old member asked:

What happens if you give head to someone with an std like gonorrhea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
GC - fellatio: You would be at high risk for becoming infected. Fellatio can lead to pharyngeal gonorrhea without you knowing it. Get tested.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Infection: You will likely contract an oral std (...Or more than one, gonorrhea & chlamydia are often found together...And increased likelihood for hiv, etc.). About 1/2 get sore throat and/or flu-like symptoms. If worried about this possibility, need to admit it to dr, as routine throat culture often won't "grow" these, and antibiotic selection needs to cover them as well. Nothing wrong w/condom use!

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Last updated Apr 4, 2013

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