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If he is not your first partner, than it is possible that you were infected by a previous sexual partner and have not given it to this partner yet. One reason for that is that different diseases are easier to transmit to another person - that is called the infectivity of the disease. For example, gonorrhea is very easily passed between partners and having sex with someone infected, you have about a one out of two chance of getting it. Another reason is that it is easier for females to get all STIs because of our anatomy - the vagina is a large mucus membrane and infected semen gets put there - with lots of chance of being absorbed. I hope that helps.
Nancy Brown , Ed.S, M.A., Ph.D.