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STD/chlamydia in throat test

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    If a guy gives another guy unprotected oral, the the "recipient" has chlamydia/gonorrhoea, will it show up in a urine test? I know the incubation period is 2-6 weeks, but since this will only affect the throat, will it show up in a urine test? Or do these STDs spread?

    Also, are the chances of catching these STDs quite high for unprotected oral?
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    I think this is throat swab time, sorry. Do a search for 'bashh chlamydia testing guidelines'.

    The last question is something that awaits ethics committees prepared to allow research involving some deeply unethical stuff, but it is noticeable the BASHH guidelines recommending not doing throat swabs for women other than sex workers.
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    I think this is throat swab time, sorry. Do a search for 'bashh chlamydia testing guidelines'.

    The last question is something that awaits ethics committees prepared to allow research involving some deeply unethical stuff, but it is noticeable the BASHH guidelines recommending not doing throat swabs for women other than sex workers.
    Really?! I can't believe that I can't find info on this question. I even ordered a postal testing kit (which was free) but I am pretty sure it asks for a urine sample.

    Anyone else know?
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    Go to a sexual health clinic they are trained to deal with all aspects of STDs whether its from oral or just sex.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Really?! I can't believe that I can't find info on this question. I even ordered a postal testing kit (which was free) but I am pretty sure it asks for a urine sample.
    For the chances, you need to find an ethics committee prepared to clear a study which takes a group of people known not to have chlamydia / gonorrhoea, have them give oral (and do nothing else) with people known to have it, and then test to see how many have caught it. You need to find quite a few people for the study, because the chances could be quite low / depend on various factors, and ideally you'd like them to not do other stuff with anyone for several months so the study can track them for that long. All this won't be cheap, so you'll need to find someone prepared to pay for it. Good luck on all counts

    I suspect the logic is that someone with either in their throat probably has it in their genitals too, and that's much easier all round to test for. The cost of doing throat swabs for everyone will outweigh the relatively small number of extra infections it picks up, and no-one's going to start giving out throat swabs for self-testing.

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