STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Report Jul-Sep 2011

Friday 19th April 2019


Summary

Sexual health clinics
In the third quarter (July to September) 2011, SHCs reported 19 740 clinic visits. A total of 1406 cases of chlamydia, 176 cases of gonorrhoea, 233 cases of genital herpes, 641 cases of genital warts, 14 cases of syphilis and 137 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 third quarter (July to September) 2011, FPCs reported 45 195 clinic visits. A total of 751 cases of chlamydia, 40 cases of gonorrhoea, 55 cases of genital herpes, 48 cases of genital warts, and four 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
In the third quarter (July to September) 2011, SYHCs reported 70 374 clinic visits. A total of 257 cases of chlamydia, seven cases of gonorrhoea, 35 cases of genital herpes, 46 cases of genital warts, and five 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 Jul-Sep 2011

 

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