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How long can it take for chlamydia to show symptoms?

About 5 weeks ago my roommate and I received oral sex from the same two girls. He was infected with chlamydia, but had been on antibiotics for 7 days. About a week and a half ago I had sex with a different girl unprotected. I started showing symptoms of chlamydia three days ago and went to get treated for it two days ago. I need to figure out the source of the infection, I am leading towards it being the last girl I had sex with, but am unsure. Is 5 weeks too long to show symptoms of chlamydia? I am a male.
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There is no real need to overthink how you were infected. All partners since your last negative test should be informed (anonymously is often a provided service by you local government health care department).

Chlamydia is often asymptomatic for extended periods of time and many people never experience symptoms.
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It's more complicated than that, one of the original girls was my girlfriend at the time. We broke up for awhile, I had sex with second girl and now I have gotten back together with my gf. I do not want to infect her, but I am afraid she might already be infected from the first experience and don't want her to have complications from not getting treated and I also don't want her to know about the second girl.
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No sorry, this is not complicated at all.

You have a moral and probably a legal requirement to have partners informed that they have been with a partner that has been diagnosed with chlamydia.

Your own desires and needs about who knows what are secondary to this, sorry.
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I agree, I also have not been diagnosed yet. I have not had any sexual relations with girl 1 since girl 2 because I wanted to get tested first. Girl one was aware that my roommate was infected, but had been on antibiotics for 7 days.
The only way girl one could have been infected was in the original encounter
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Tested negative
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