When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), most people think of genital infections. However, oral sex can also lead to the transmission of STDs. In fact, oral sex is a common way that many STDs are spread. In this article, we’ll explore the risks and factors of oral STDs, and how Nao Medical can help you get tested and treated.
What Are Oral STDs?
Oral STDs are sexually transmitted infections that can be transmitted through oral sex. These infections can affect the mouth, throat, and other parts of the body. Common oral STDs include:
These infections can cause a range of symptoms, including sores, blisters, discharge, and pain. Some oral STDs, like HPV, may not cause any noticeable symptoms at all.
What Are the Risk Factors of Oral STDs?
Anyone who engages in oral sex is at risk for contracting an oral STD. However, certain factors can increase your risk. These include:
- Having multiple sexual partners
- Engaging in unprotected sex
- Having a history of STDs
- Using tobacco and/or alcohol
- Having poor oral hygiene
It’s important to note that even if you don’t have any symptoms, you can still have an oral STD and spread it to others. That’s why regular testing is so important.
How Can Nao Medical Help?
At Nao Medical, we offer comprehensive STD testing and treatment, including testing for oral STDs. Our clinics are designed to be welcoming and comfortable, and our caring staff is here to provide you with the support you need.
Our affordable pricing and insurance options make it easy for everyone to get the care they need, regardless of their financial situation. We also offer telemedicine and after-hours services, so you can get care when and where you need it.
Q: How do I know if I have an oral STD?
A: The only way to know for sure if you have an oral STD is to get tested. Nao Medical offers comprehensive STD testing, including testing for oral STDs.
Q: How can I prevent oral STDs?
A: You can reduce your risk of oral STDs by practicing safe sex, limiting your number of sexual partners, and maintaining good oral hygiene.
Q: Is oral STD testing painful?
A: STD testing, including testing for oral STDs, is typically painless. Our healthcare professionals will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable during the testing process.
Q: What if I test positive for an oral STD?
A: If you test positive for an oral STD, our healthcare professionals will work with you to develop a treatment plan. Many oral STDs can be treated with antibiotics or antiviral medications, but it’s important to start treatment as soon as possible to avoid complications.
Oral STDs are a serious health concern that can affect anyone who engages in oral sex. However, with regular testing and treatment, you can protect yourself and your sexual partners. Nao Medical is committed to providing affordable, quality care for all members of our community. Book an appointment today to get tested and take control of your sexual health.
Don’t wait – book an appointment today at Nao Medical to get tested for oral STDs and take control of your sexual health.