• 27 days ago

    Risk of Contracting STIs from Oral Sex

    Hi,

    I'm curious to know what the chances are for a man of acquiring HIV or herpes from receptive unprotected oral sex.

    This situation presented itself and after having some discomfort, I decided to go and see a doctor. Surprisingly, they only asked for a urine sample to test for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Ultimately, it was found that my discomfort was the result of a "non-specific urinary infection", which was quickly cleared up with antibiotics.

    My question is whether they "should" have tested for HSV and HIV, or are the transmission rates so low that they are essentially deemed to be non-transferable in this way? Can anyone provide the actual transmission rates for a male receiving oral sex? And should I be concerned about/get tested for these?

    Thanks!

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