STD FAQ

Is it possible to get an STD from oral sex?

Disease Pathophysiology


Contracting an STD through such a non-conventional way may be difficult, but it is certainly possible, especially when in cases where the patient either “receiving” or “giving” has tested positive for a particular sexually transmitted condition. While this might not necessarily present itself in the usual way that STDs in the genitalia do, yes, it is possible to contract an STD from oral sex due to the apparent presence of mucus membranes and specific openings for systemic infections in the oral cavity.


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