Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
I gave head to this guy and ive had a sore throat since the day after it happened . could i have a disease or std?
It’s possible to get an STD like chlamydia or gonorrhea in your throat if you give someone oral sex and your partner doesn’t wear a condom. But it’s also really easy to catch a cold or other kind of infection from kissing or being close to someone, so your sore throat could be caused by a bunch of different things.
The best thing to do is visit a doctor or nurse, like the staff at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center, and get it checked out. Let them know that you’re worried you could have an STD.
Even if your sore throat isn’t an STD, it’s a good idea to get tested for STDs anyway if you’ve had unprotected oral sex. Many STDs have no symptoms at all.
-Emily at Planned Parenthood