STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Reports Oct-Dec 2013

Saturday 16th October 2021


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 28/02/2014. 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, October 2012 to December 2013

  Q4 2012 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Change
Chlamydia 1203 1256 1292 1276 1163
Gonorrhoea 168 215 224 211 170
Genital herpes (first presentation) 203 203 228 212 212 -
Genital warts (first presentation) 520 471 463 488 432
Infectious syphilis 10 21 15 28 21
Non-specific urethritis 175 180 186 182 203

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 2012 and January 2013. This clinic sees only a small number of STI cases each month; in 2011, an average of 2.3 STI cases were seen each month. From Quarter 2 2012, Hawke’s Bay are reporting only cases seen in their secondary sexual health clinics.  Prior to this, cases seen under contract in the primary care setting were also included. Taranaki closed for 3 weeks during Quarter 1 2013.

Quarterly case counts reported from family planning clinics by disease, October 2012 to December 2013

  Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Change
Chlamydia 653 647 719 688 691
Gonorrhoea 43 66 75 48 58
Genital herpes (first presentation) 60 61 52 70 72
Genital warts (first presentation) 60 71 71 48 58
Infectious syphilis   1  
Non-specific urethritis 3 6 4 6 1

Change in count presented was between the last two quarters:
 no change; ▲count increase; ▼count decrease

No cases of chancroid, granuloma inguinale, or lymphogranuloma venereum were reported during this quarter.

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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