STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Reports Oct-Dec 2016

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 15 December 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, October 2015 to December 2016

  Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Change
Chlamydia 1020 1165 1087 1088 1053
Gonorrhoea 185 234 239 245 253
Genital herpes (first presentation) 178 173 185 191 190
Genital warts (first presentation) 315 312 313 308 268
Infectious syphilis 78 81 76 94 66
Non-specific urethritis 195 147 141 173 162

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.  Tairawhiti DHB only reports Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia.

Quarterly case counts reported from family planning clinics by disease, October 2015 to December 2016

  Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Change
Chlamydia 650 641 689 717 653
Gonorrhoea 45 45 54 44 51
Genital herpes (first presentation) 78 80 68 77 71
Genital warts (first presentation) 44 56 48 43 51
Infectious syphilis 0 0 0 1 2
Non-specific urethritis 5 6 4 3 13

– 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.


All Reports



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