STI Clinic Surveillance: Quarterly Reports Apr-Jun 2017

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 1 September 2017. 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, April 2016 to June 2017

  Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Change
Chlamydia  1087 1088 1053 1193 1061
Gonorrhoea  239  245 253 382 287
Genital herpes (first presentation) 185 191 190 178 142
Genital warts (first presentation) 313 308 268 298 238
Infectious syphilis 78 92 68 92 98
Non-specific urethritis 141 173 162 164 134

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 2017. 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, April 2016 to June 2017

  Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Change
Chlamydia 689 717 653 658 664
Gonorrhoea 54 44 51 46 58
Genital herpes (first presentation) 68 77 71 80 92
Genital warts (first presentation) 48 43 51 43 46
Infectious syphilis 0 1 3 1 2
Non-specific urethritis 4 3 13 7 5

– 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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