HOW ARE CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHEA DETECTED?
Conversely—someone who never practices oral—cannot have oral gonorrhea or chlamydia from getting it vaginally or anally. Correct?
Also, can someone infected orally have chlamydia and gonorrhea in their urinary tract?
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested for by using a swab to take a sample of fluid and cells from the throat, urethra, vagina, cervix, anus or with a urine test. An infected person will test positively when tests are performed in the areas where the bacteria are. That is, a urine test will find infection in the urethra (the tube where urine comes out) but a urine test would not find infection in the throat or anus. A swab would have to be collected from those areas to find infection in each of those sites.
To get tested for STDs, visit the City Clinic or call the CDC National Hotline for places near you: 1-800-CDC-INFO.
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