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When To Check If You Have Gonorrhea In Your Throat

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Throat Gonorrhea

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...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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... Read more »

gonorrhea of the throat

I recently did some crystal meth by snorting and a few days later I ended up with a severe sore... Read more »

Gonorrhea in the throat

In one of your answers you said, "For example, if you give a man oral sex, and that man has... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ontario Researchers Look at Gonorrhea in the Throat

Infection with bacteria called N. gonorrhoeae is a problem among sexually active people, including men who have sex with men (MSM). Moreover, because gonorrhea can cause inflammation in the wet tissues of the genitals, rectum and throat, this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

A new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman and her... Read more »
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Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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Can you help .... TIM CHECK THIS OUT

Posted by Anonymous
I had an unprotected sex with a strip girl 5 weeks ago who had HIV negative test before 20 days of our contact (Maybe it was the HIV window period), I didn't care that much that time since I was drunk, but 3 days later I felt kind of sore throat... Read more »

Oral Sex Sanity Check

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received unprotected oral sex from someone with unknown status. Two days after the event, I got a faint tickle in my throat (not normal) that has not gone away in two weeks. Now, 2.5 weeks after the event, I am having GI issues and have a wicked... Read more »

Med Check Up Preperation

Posted by innerpeacedude
a couple weeks back, I wrote a thread 'am i? worried! still sane but losing it day by day'

I went for an annonnymous HIV test on the 5th week. I was given a prick on the finger and results were within 10minutes. I was negative.

It's week Read more »