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Hello all! I'll try to keep this short: I have been with the same guy for about 4 months and we have had protected and unprotected sex. We have also had unprotected oral sex before. I have developed a sore throat (on one side of my throat with a lymph node swollen on the same side) a few days ago, but the last time I gave him oral sex was about two weeks ago. The part of my throat that is sore feels slightly dry too. I have a bit of post nasal drip too. I also had a mild cold around that time. I was wondering if it is possible for an STD to develop in the throat even if it has been a while since I've performed oral sex on him? I also keep looking around the internet to see what's wrong with me, and I keep seeing stuff about HIV even though I am not experiencing the other symptoms. I want to be clear in saying that every time I have given him oral sex before, I have never experienced anything like this. I don't know if I should attribute this sore throat to the change of the seasons or if this is all in my head.

I am planning on getting tested soon, but I wanted to ask others about this too.

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There are some STIs that can be transmitted through oral sex and cause a sore throat, like gonorrhoea and chlamydia, and they wouldn't necessarily show symptoms right away. (The chances of getting HIV through oral sex are very small.) But there are so many potential causes of a sore throat that the only way to know for sure what's going on is to see a doctor and get tested. If your partner hasn't been tested recently, now would be a good time for him to get that done too.

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