STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Report Jan-Mar 2011

Thursday 19th September 2019


Summary

Sexual health clinics
In the first quarter (January to March) 2011, SHCs reported 20 558 clinic visits. A total of 1387 cases of chlamydia, 230 cases of gonorrhoea, 201 cases of genital herpes, 683 cases of genital warts, 25 cases of syphilis and 157 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
In the first quarter (January to March) 2011, FPCs reported 45 369 clinic visits. A total of 719 cases of chlamydia, 46 cases of gonorrhoea, 43 cases of genital herpes and 84 cases of genital warts were reported in this quarter. No cases of NSU (males only), syphilis, chancroid, GI or LGV were reported in this quarter.

Student and youth health clinics
In the first quarter (January to March) 2011, SYHCs reported 50 314 clinic visits. A total of 233 cases of chlamydia, 4 cases of gonorrhoea, 18 cases of genital herpes, 35 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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