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What do UK sexual health clinicians think about saliva as a transmissible vector for Neisseria g onorrhoea e in men who have sex with men?
  1. Claire Norcross1,
  2. Luke Parkes1,
  3. Fionnuala Finnerty1,
  4. Daniel Richardson1,2
  1. 1 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Richardson, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton BN2 1ES, UK; daniel.richardson{at}

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Oropharyngeal gonorrhoea (GC) is usually asymptomatic and is an important reservoir of GC and potential contributor to the development of antimicrobial resistance.1 BASHH guidelines recommend that all men who have sex with men (MSM) are offered GC testing from extragenital sites, irrespective of sexual history.2 Recent evidence has shown that GC may be transmitted during oral sex, kissing and via saliva when used as a lubricant for …

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  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors DR designed the study. CN and LP analysed the results. All authors contributed to the survey and manuscript production.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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