You are here
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes simplex virus (HSV) and genital warts (Human papillomavirus) are easily passed when a man receives oral sex without a condom (bbbj).
HIV is not passed to the person receiving oral sex. On the other hand, the person who is performing oral sex could get HIV. Generally, oral sex is not a common way to pass HIV.
While it is possible to get some STIs from oral sex, it always depends on whether the person giving you the bbbj has an STI in their throat.
Often people are not aware they have an STI, because they don't get symptoms or see changes in their body. That is why we recommend regular testing (3 - 6 months) for people who have new partners, or if they or their partners have more than one partner.
We can test for gonorrhea and chlamydia with a urine test and most results are accurate after 2 weeks.
Condoms are a good way to prevent most STIs that you could get from a bbbj.
Check out STI at a Glance to find out when to get tested.
You can also use our clinic finder if you need help finding a place to go for testing.
Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information.