Throat Swabs For STDs

STIs and STDs are transmitted not just through vaginal sex or anal sex but also oral sex. This can either be insertive or receptive oral sex.

Symptoms

Symptoms one may experience after picking up an STI after insertive oral sex (given oral sex to partner), with or without condoms include sore throat, fevers, enlarged neck glands, enlarged tonsils, or a general persistent discomfort at the back of one’s throat.

In fact, a medical study in 2019 by the international journal of STD & AIDS reported 90% of pharyngeal chlamydia and gonorrhoea in both men (straight or MSM) and women were symptomless.

If symptoms do appear, they tend to occur anywhere between days or up to a week after the oral sex episode.

Swab Tests

DTAP Express throat swab gives you quick access to addressing the niggling throat symptoms or worries you may have from a possible throat Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea infection.

DTAP Express throat swab involves a simple soft swab, self administered to tickle the back and surrounds of your throat. All this done in the comfort and privacy of our DTAP Express self testing clinic. Designed with your needs in mind.

This laboratory test predominantly diagnoses Chlamydia in the throat and Gonorrhoea in the throat. Pharyngeal Chlamydia or Pharyngeal Gonorrhoea are treatable and curable STIs that infect a person after the engagement of insertive oral sex. 

If left untreated, this often symptomless STI in the throat can pass on to your partner if you engage in insertive oral sex (give oral sex) with or without the use of condoms.

Oral STDs are Treatable

Oral STDs and STIs are all curable with the right antibiotics after the throat swab. 2 weeks after receiving treatment, it is advisable to obtain a test of clearance and repeat test to document complete clearance of infection. This allows you to document successful treatment and thereby closing the chapter behind you.

STD Testing – Who Should Get Tested

  • Those who have symptoms
  • Those without symptoms
  • Those who have been treated 2 weeks ago

It’s especially important to get tested if:

  • Your partner has been tested positive for an STD such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
  • You are beginning a new relationship
  • You and your partner are deciding on not using condoms
  • Your partner may have cheated on you or has other partners
  • You have more than 1 partner
  • You have symptoms that suggest an STD infection

People in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship, and both partners tested before entering the relationship – may not need regular STI testing.

But most in long-term relationships do not get tested prior. And it is possible that one or both partners may carry an undiagnosed STD for years.

The safest choice always, is to get tested. – STD Testing, STD Testing Singapore, STD Test