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The incubation period, the time from exposure to the bacteria until symptoms develop, is usually 2 to 5 days.
But sometimes symptoms may not develop for up to 30 days.
It can be possible he has developed symptoms and went unnoticed to consider it as STD and he continues to live as such.
Other possibility is unprotected sex with other partners also in between.
Gonorrhea can dormant for long period of time.
About 50% if men infected with Gonorrhea will have no symptoms at all and they are silent carrier.
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It's good to get treatment both of you at the same time to prevent it's recurrence even if he has no symptoms.
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