STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Reports Jan-Mar 2016

Friday 2nd December 2022


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 22 June 2016. 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, January 2015 to March 2016

  Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015 Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Change
Chlamydia 1310 1172 1116 1020 1165
Gonorrhoea 259 225 259 185 234
Genital herpes (first presentation) 215 194 237 178 173
Genital warts (first presentation) 437 405 347 315 312
Infectious syphilis 36 61 45 77 87
Non-specific urethritis 179 172 179 195 147

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 2016. This clinic sees only a small number of STI cases each month. Quarter 4 2015 numbers are slightly lower than usual as Gisborne SHC had a change in computer systems during this quarter.

Quarterly case counts reported from family planning clinics by disease, January 2015 to March 2016

  Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015 Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Change
Chlamydia 658 670 681 650 641
Gonorrhoea 53 46 52 45 45
Genital herpes (first presentation) 59 56 72 78 80
Genital warts (first presentation) 35 52 57 44 56
Infectious syphilis 4 2 0 0 0
Non-specific urethritis 4 4 13 5 6

– 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.

Note: Click on the document links below to open. These documents are in PDF format. You will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.


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