STI in throat

Are you experiencing symptoms that could indicate an oral STI infection, have had unprotected oral sex, or have been informed a previous partner has an STI? Get tested with Homed-IQ’s oral STI test.

While it is true that STIs are transmitted through sex, they can still manifest themselves in several places on the body. An STI transmitted through unprotected oral-genital contact can cause discomfort/symptoms in both the mouth and throat. While STIs affecting the throat can cause discomfort or other unpleasant symptoms, it is also possible to have no symptoms at all. Diagnostic tests like the Sexual Health Tests from Homed-IQ can give you a reliable diagnosis using a sample taken at home. You will receive the test result within 2 working days after your sample from one of our STI tests has been received by our certified partner laboratory. You can find more information about the test evaluation in our article “How quickly will I get the results of an STI test?”

Girl with throat pain

STI in throat

Oral STIs can be transmitted through oral sex, such as oral-penile or oral-vaginal contact. An oral STI may cause symptoms of a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, syphilis, and HPV are STIs that can specifically infect the throat. With Homed-IQ, it is possible to test for oral chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections using a swab sample that can be taken from home. 

STIs do not always cause symptoms, so getting tested is the most reliable way to know your STI status. By getting tested, you can get prevent spreading the infection to others, resolve any symptoms you may have, and gain peace of mind with a correct diagnosis. 

Order your oral STI test

Do you want to know for sure whether you have oral chlamydia or gonorrhoea? Then do an STI test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

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If you order before 18:00, your test will be shipped today. The results will be available within ± 48 hours after arrival at the lab. 

Chlamydia in the throat

Chlamydia can enter the mouth or throat through unprotected oral sex, such as oral sex without a condom or dental dam. Chlamydia in the throat is rarer than STIs in other parts of the body. In other words, you are less likely to have chlamydia in the throat/mouth area than, for example, a chlamydia infection in the genital area. However, chlamydia in the throat often does not cause any symptoms, which is why diagnosis in this part of the body is less frequent than in the genital area. As symptoms may not be present, getting tested is the most reliable way to rule out an oral STI. 

Normally, an oral chlamydia infection does not cause any symptoms. However, the following complaints may occur; Sore throat, pain when swallowing, swollen glands in the throat, and fever.

Gonorrhoea in the throat

Gonorrhoea can also infect the throat and is more common than oral chlamydia. While less common than genital gonorrhoea, performing unprotected oral sex on someone with gonorrhoea can transmit the infection, just as receiving oral sex from someone with an oral gonorrhoea infection can. During an oral infection, it is possible that a gonorrhoea test sample from the anus, vagina, or penis is negative, while you still have a gonorrhoea infection in the throat.

Most people with oral gonorrhoea have little to no symptoms, although the most common symptom is a persistent sore/itchy throat. Other symptoms can include difficulty swallowing, flu-like symptoms, swollen or painful glands, or redness in the throat. 

STI in Throat - Homed-IQ