STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Report Oct-Dec 2011

Wednesday 19th June 2019


Summary

Sexual health clinics
In the fourth quarter (October to December) 2011, SHCs reported 20 099 clinic visits. A total of 1176 cases of chlamydia, 157 cases of gonorrhoea, 206 cases of genital herpes, 567 cases of genital warts, 17 cases of syphilis and 165 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 fourth quarter (October to December) 2011, FPCs reported 45 077 clinic visits. A total of 706 cases of chlamydia, 36 cases of gonorrhoea, 45 cases of genital herpes, 58 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. 

Student and youth health clinics
In the fourth quarter (April to June) 2011, SYHCs reported 52 979 clinic visits. A total of 225 cases of chlamydia, seven cases of gonorrhoea, 24 cases of genital herpes, 24 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.


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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