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Can I get a STD orally?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
7 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Many std's can be transmitted through oral sex including: herpes simplex, syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, hpv & chlamydia.
It is always best to know your std status & that of your partner(s). Getting tested at a clinic can help relieve anxiety about std's. Otherwise using a method of barrier protection (ie. Condom or dental dam) during oral sex will significantly reduce your chances of getting an std.

In brief: Absolutely

Many std's can be transmitted through oral sex including: herpes simplex, syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, hpv & chlamydia.
It is always best to know your std status & that of your partner(s). Getting tested at a clinic can help relieve anxiety about std's. Otherwise using a method of barrier protection (ie. Condom or dental dam) during oral sex will significantly reduce your chances of getting an std.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: In addition to

The 6 std's that dr. Wainscoat listed, be aware that hepatitis may also be passed via oral sex.
Hepatitis a can be transmitted via anal- oral sex (anilingus). If blood is co-mingled w other fluids – hepatits c can be transmitted via oral sex. Hepatitis b may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth.

In brief: In addition to

The 6 std's that dr. Wainscoat listed, be aware that hepatitis may also be passed via oral sex.
Hepatitis a can be transmitted via anal- oral sex (anilingus). If blood is co-mingled w other fluids – hepatits c can be transmitted via oral sex. Hepatitis b may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth.
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