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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: std?


 Bamagirl66 - Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:10 pm

is it possible to get an STD in the vagina if youve only had oral sex? what are the chances of getting an STD with only oral?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:37 pm

User avatar It is possible to transmit disease through oral sex. Most common would be Herpes Type 1 (HSV1) if the person has this in their mouth. It is also possible to exchange Herpes Type 2 (HSV2) from vagina to mouth but not as commonly spread that way as from genital to genital. Some sexually transmitted infections are unknown whether or not they can be transmitted this way. But, if a partner is infected with most any STD, you could get it through oral sex.

Risks also vary with gender and you did not indicate which this is male/female, same sex, etc. It also depends on which one is giving and which is receiving for the various diseases. Let me know if you want more detail based on your individual case.

Best wishes.
 Bamagirl66 - Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:31 pm

thank you.
i am a female, and gave it to a male.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:05 pm

User avatar With oral sex you would not get the STD in the vagina, and the risk is only there if one of you is infected anyway. If your partner had a disease, most of them could be transmitted to you, but it would be to your mouth; not your vagina. Some of the disases are curable with antibiotics; others such as HIV of course are more risky still.

So, if he is infected you risk the following:
* Chlamydia
* Gonorrhea
* Hepatitis A
* Herpes
* HPV (warts)
* Shigella*
* Syphilis
In addition there is the possibility of risk for HIV and Hepatitis B. It is unknown about Hepatitis C.

If you are not yet immunized for Hepatitis A, B or HPV I would recommend you get those now so you would reduce the chance for those at least.

There is no truly "safe" sex unless you both have a totally clean bill of health but you can reduce your risk with behavior choices such as latex condoms.

Good luck.
 Bamagirl66 - Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:14 pm

what would be the symptoms of having it in the throat?

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