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Can I Catch Gonorrhea Without Having Sex

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oral sex and gonorrhea

Is it possible to get gonorrhea by receiving oral sex or do I have to perform to catch the STD?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep! In addition to gonorrhea, there are a number of other STDs that can be transmitted by oral sex -- both getting and giving. These include syphilis, herpes, chlamydia and non-gonococcal urethritis.Dr. Bob... Read more »

How easy to catch/infect through oral sex (again...)

Hi, I'm HIV+ with a very inactive sex life - on the rare occasion I do bed someone, I always... Read more »

Help. So many questions. Gonorrhea

I haven't had sex In 2 years. I met a guy while i was away on business in NYC and we started... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association Between "Safer Sex Fatigue" and Rectal Gonorrhea Is Mediated by Unsafe Sex With Casual Partners Among HIV-Positive Homosexual Men

The study authors investigated whether and what sexual risk behavior is a mediator of associations between rectal gonorrhea (RG) and beliefs about highly active antiretroviral therapy, safer sex fatigue, or sexual sensation-seeking among homosexual... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Epidemiology of Gonorrhea Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Stockholm, Sweden, 1990-2004

The authors' objectives for the current study were to analyze the spread of gonorrhea among Stockholm men who have sex with men (MSM) regarding HIV status, serovars, and the site of infection. The distribution of serovars among HIV-positive and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Israel -- Pharyngeal Gonorrhea in Female Sex Workers: Response to a Single 2-g Dose of Azithromycin

Citing a sharp increase in the incidence of gonorrhea in Tel Aviv, Israel, since 1999, the authors noted that nearly one-half of interviewed patients admitted contracting the infection from a sex worker. In two-thirds of cases, oral sex (fellatio)... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Chlamydia/Gonorrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's a chance I've been infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea? I... Read more »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »