A 24-year-old male asked:
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is it possible to have chlamydia & un-protective sex for 9+months, and not pass it on until now. or did my partner get it from someone else?

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Dr. John Nesbitt
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Probably: You should be symptomatic if you have had chlamydia for that long, although a significant number of people may be asymptomatic. If you not had sex with anyone else, then my bet would be on your partner having sex with someone else and getting infected that way. In either case, both of you should be treated as well as the other person involved.
Answered on Jun 26, 2017
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both possible: Both are possible. It is hard to say how long an infection has been there and how long it went unnoticed. It is important that both of you get treated to keep from passing back and forth. Also request and HIV and syphilis test.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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