Journal article

Oropharyngeal Gonorrhea in Absence of Urogenital Gonorrhea in Sexual Network of Male and Female Participants, Australia, 2018

Vincent J Cornelisse, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric PF Chow, Deborah A Williamson, Christopher K Fairley

Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2019


We describe a sexual network consisting of 1 nonbinary-gendered participant and 2 male and 4 female participants in Australia, 2018. Six of 7 participants had oropharyngeal gonorrhea in the absence of urogenital gonorrhea. This observation supports a new paradigm of gonorrhea transmission in which oropharyngeal gonorrhea can be transmitted through tongue kissing.