Patient :I had a recent sexual encounter and would like to know if I am at risk for contracting an STD. I received a lap dance from a stripper in which she spat on my penis and proceeded to give me a handjob. I have read a bit about herpes transmission, but I am still unclear if saliva can transmit the virus or other STDs. Should I get tested, and if so, when?
Thanks for the query.
It is possible that the herpes virus can be transmitted by oral route. Most of the affected individuals will have a harbouring oral infection in the form of sores which can be transferred to genitalia during oro genital contact. Saliva can be a sorce of viral transmission.
Other sexually transmitted diseases, almost of all can also be transmitted oro genitally. HIV, HBsAg, syphilis, warts, LGV,etc are a few names.
It is recommended that you consult a physician for an examination and get yourself screened for the STDs.
However, do not panic as the transmission rate of infection with such a history remains low.
Hope this helped.
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