Throat Testing

 Many STDs can be spread through oral sex.

STDs can be spread to a sex partner even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.
If you are infected with an STD, you might not know it because many STDs may have no symptoms.

Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: STD Risk and Oral Sex for more information about oral sex and your STD risk.


Infections with C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae are common in the anus and thoat in certain populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM). Because these infections are common in MSM, and most infections are asymptomatic, routine annual screening is recommended.

Anal and throat infections are not uncommon in women either.