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Chlamydia: Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. Chlamydia can cause pharngeal/ throat infection when spread via oral sex. This isn't a common method of transmission. My understanding is that chlamydia isn't spread through saliva. I am not aware of chlamydia being spread oral to genital via saliva. ...Read more
Yes: Oral sex in general is less risky than some other forms of sex like unprotected anal sex. However there is a risk of HIV transmission and bleeding gums or mouth sores does increase the risk. It is important to use condoms and get tested regularly for HIV if you have had any exposures - even ones you think are low risk. It is better to know your status. ...Read more
No: Hiv does not live in saliva. But you can contract HIV through oral sex from blood, semen, and other sexual fluids. Hiv through oral sex is transmitted from blood, sexual fluids or open sores in the genital area of one partner into the bloodstream of the second partner through an open sore or abrasion in the mouth. Find out the status of your partner and practice safer sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No one?: If you dont have any exposure, you dont need routine testing / prophylaxis. If you feel that you may have exposure via unprotected intercouse with an infected partner, or sharing needles with someone who may be infected, then you may need to speak to a physician for testing and prophylactic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can HPV jump from a genital organ to oral cavity? Is giving oral sex to man the only risk factor for oral hpv?Can oral HPV lay dormant in oral cavity?
Yes: Hpv can jump from gential to oral cavity. Smoking is a risk factor for oral cancer. Once you have hpv doesn't mean you'll get cancer, only makes it possible, like an opportunity. Yes oral hpv can lay dormant in oral cavity. The risk also increases with the number of sexual partners a person has. Smoking also increases the risk of oral hpv infection. ...Read more