Hastings is still the Clap Capital

The latest STI statistics are out and Hastings can still claim the title of New Zealand’s Clap Capital (full report pdf).

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.

For Chlamydia infection rates for the top three were:

Hastings – 16.1%
Kaikohe – 14%
Invercargill/Gore and Wyndham  – 12.9%

Rate = total no. cases/total no. clinic visits, expressed as a percentage.


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