STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Report Oct-Dec 2010

Thursday 20th June 2019


Summary

Sexual health clinics (SHCs)
In the fourth quarter (October to December) 2010, SHCs reported 21 024 clinic visits. A total of 1199 cases of chlamydia, 208 cases of gonorrhoea, 192 cases of genital herpes, 651 cases of genital warts, 21 cases of syphilis and 184 cases of NSU (males only) were reported in this quarter. No cases of chancroid, GI or LGV were reported in this quarter.

Family planning clinics (FPCs)
In the fourth quarter (October to December) 2010, FPCs reported 46 389 clinic visits. A total of 659 cases of chlamydia, 45 cases of gonorrhoea, 54 cases of genital herpes, 69 cases of genital warts, and two cases of NSU (males only) were reported in this quarter. No cases of syphilis, chancroid, GI or LGV were reported in this quarter.

Student and youth health clinics (SYHCs)
In the fourth quarter (October to December) 2010, SYHCs reported 49 641 clinic visits. A total of 234 cases of chlamydia, 13 cases of gonorrhoea, 24 cases of genital herpes, 26 cases of genital warts, and two cases of NSU (males only) were reported in this quarter. No cases of syphilis, chancroid, GI or LGV were reported in this quarter.

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.

It is also important to note that the denominator used for calculating clinic visit infection rates is the total number of clinic visits for any reason. This denominator includes all new and follow-up visits made by clinic attendees, whether for sexual or other health reasons.

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STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Report Oct-Dec 2010

 

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