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Sexual Health Day 2 Pharyngeal Gonorrhoea

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Very interesting presentation of transmission of pharyngeal Gonnorhoea.

Take home points:

  • Not likely to be transmitted penis -> throat / throat -> penis as commonly thought.
  • Likley transmission mechanism is via saliva. Deep kissing and use of saliva as lube
  • Pharyngeal Gonorrhoea may be more prevalent in younger age groups due to higher levels of kissing
  • Worth rendering to ensure swab of throat even if clients report no oral sex 
  • ?could anallingus be a mode of rectal transmission?
  • Daily antibacterial gargle may greatly reduce load of pharyngeal Gonorrhoea
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