STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterley Reports Jul-Sep 2018

Wednesday 18th September 2019


Summary

The tables below present national sexually transmitted infection (STI) case counts from participating sexual health and family planning clinics across New Zealand for the last five quarters. More detailed reports at the DHB level are available by clicking on the name of the DHB region in the list below. The reports are in PDF format. For further details on methods used and limitations of the data, refer to the latest STIs in New Zealand: Annual Surveillance Report.

All results and analyses are based on the data submitted prior to 1 December 2018. Any data submitted after this date are not included in this report due to time constraints. All results should be regarded as provisional.

Cautionary note:
The number of cases of STIs reported through the clinic-based surveillance system underestimates the true burden of disease in New Zealand because a substantial percentage of STIs are diagnosed by other health care providers, particularly primary health care practitioners.

Quarterly case counts reported from sexual health clinics by disease, July 2017 to September 2018

  Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Change
Chlamydia  1117  1019  1162  1034  1140
Gonorrhoea  317  297  340  347  366
Genital herpes (first presentation)  170  171  160  146  169
Genital warts (first presentation)  224  249  239  234  232
Infectious syphilis  148  134  145  139  162
Non-specific urethritis  139  150  143  123  178

Change in count presented was between the last two quarters:

– no change; ▲count increase; ▼count decrease
Note: Data was not received from the Ashburton SHC for January 2018. This clinic sees only a small number of STI cases each month. Tairawhiti DHB only reports Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia.

Quarterly case counts reported from family planning clinics by disease, July 2017 to September 2018

  Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Change
Chlamydia  709  698  700  655  738
Gonorrhoea  64  43  59  42  54
Genital herpes (first presentation)  83  87  77  53  63
Genital warts (first presentation)  46  45  50  40  33
Infectious syphilis  0  2  1  2  0
Non-specific urethritis  13 10  7  8 6

– no change; ▲count increase; ▼count decrease

Three cases of lymphogranuloma venereum were reported during this quarter, two cases in Auckland region DHB and one in Capital and Coast region DHB. No cases of chancroid or granuloma inguinale were reported.

Individual sexual health clinic reports

Northland DHB Taranaki DHB Nelson Marlborough DHB
Auckland region Hawke's Bay DHB West Coast DHB
Waikato DHB Whanganui DHB Canterbury DHB
Lakes DHB MidCentral DHB South Canterbury DHB
Bay of Plenty DHB  Hutt Valley DHB Southern DHB
Tairawhiti DHB Capital and Coast DHB  New Zealand (all DHBs) 

Note: There is no sexual health clinic in Wairarapa DHB. Services are provided through primary care.

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