Sep 21, 2013
I tested positive for throat gonorrhea last week and had treatment Friday 13th September.
Last night (tuesday 17th september) i kissed a guy and worried that I might of passed on the gonorrhea?
Also I have been told no sex for a week. Is this correct? Would the gonorrhea of cleared up by a week? Have I been told no sex for week in case I pass on the gonorrhea or have I been told no sex because I am at risk of catching HIV while having gonorrhea?
I have read you are 2-5 times more likely to catch HIV if you have gonorrhea if you have unprotected sex. When you say unprotected sex is this including oral sex?
| Response from Dr. Wohl
Kissing would not transmit gonorrhea. You are advised to not have sex for a week so as to not transmit the infection to others (in your case by oral sex). Treatment works quickly so you should be okay to resume sexual activity after a week. Some would suggest a repeat swab to make sure treatment worked.
The role of gonorrhea in transmission of HIV refers to non-oral sex insertive activities, not oral sex.
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