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Yes, it is possible. While germs transmitted as STI will frequently cause symptoms sooner than 8 months, there are cases in which the germ is present and is not causing symptoms. The relative risk of this depends upon the sexual history of the populations tested, but there are some populations in which this is fairly frequent. For example, studies done on young adults, mostly college students, have found chlamydia detected by tests in about 1/3rd of the population that did not have any symptoms. We do not have any good studies to know how long these germs can last, since we routinely treat them whenever they are detected, but from individual stories, it is apparent that these germs can survive without causing symptoms for months and years.
So, the fact that you have been in a monogamous relationship for 8 months would not preclude an STI.
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It depends upon what you mean by a standard UTI. The most common meaning of the term is a bladder infection, and men only rarely get bladder infections. However, the most likely cause of your symptoms would be an infection of the prostate, called prostatitis, or the urethra, called urethritis, and these are usually not called UTIs. A prostatitis is most often caused by non-sexually transmitted germs, while a urethritis can be caused by either.
However, your original question asked if it is possible if it could be an STI, and that is the correct question, because it is also proper to test for STIs whenever there is a possibility that they could be present, rather than only testing when they are the most likely cause of symptoms.
The likelihood is very low, but it is not zero. Condoms are the best that can be done to prevent STIs, but no intervention will work 100% of the time. The condoms are much better at preventing STIs that are transmitted by body fluids, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV, although still not 100%. The condoms are not as good at preventing STIs that are transmitted by skin to skin contact, such as genital warts and herpes, since condoms cover only a small portion of genital skin. However, the germs that would be a consideration with your symptoms would be in the first category.
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