In recent months, Niagara Region Public Health has seen an increase in the number of gonorrhea and chlamydia infections in people’s throats. The majority of people have no signs or symptoms, but may experience:
These infections are tested for by an easy throat swab, and can be treated with free antibiotics.
To prevent passing sexually transmitted infections orally, it's strongly encouraged that partners use flavoured condoms and dental dams when giving or receiving oral sex. These products are always free at any sexual health centre or from an outreach nurse.
For more information, visit SexandU.