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Can I get an STI from oral sex?

Expert:   Harry Fisch, M.D., New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University »

Aside from having unprotected intercourse - or vaginal sex -- you CAN get an STD through oral sex. Watch this to find out which ones.

Transcript: Aside from having unprotected intercourse – or vaginal sex -- you CAN get an STI through oral sex. Herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea and HPV—or genital warts— can be transferred from an infected person either through fellatio or cunnilingus. So both men AND women are at risk here. Herpes is the most common STI transmitted through oral sex, but if your partner is infected, you’re at risk for WHATEVER STI he or she is carrying. More »

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