Sample Social Media - #SyphilisStrikesBack

These social media messages for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram can help amplify STD prevention messages during STD Awareness Week. Select messages that align with your audiences and goals. Additional suggestions to keep in mind:

  • Use #STDWeek and #SyphilisStrikesBack hashtags on Twitter and Instagram during STD Awareness Week to join the conversation and share information, pictures and videos.
  • Customize messages with local testing options. Incorporate local hashtags that may help your messages reach your target audience.
  • Share messages with Syphilis Strikes Back campaign graphics or your own images, GIFs, and videos.
  • Follow and tag @CDCSTD on Twitter and CDC STD on Facebook.

Spread Awareness About STD Awareness Week and Syphilis

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  • For #STDWeek, let’s tackle the dangerous resurgence of #syphilis. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xsyHK #SyphilisStrikesBack
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  • Here’s a striking fact for STD Awareness Week: Once nearing elimination, syphilis has made a comeback. Learn more about the resurgence of syphilis and what you can do to combat it: https://go.usa.gov/xsyH5 #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek
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  • #Syphilis is an STD that can have very serious complications when not treated, but it can be cured! https://go.usa.gov/xsyHf #SyphilisStrikesBack
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  • DYK? Gay and bisexual men remain hardest-hit by #syphilis. For #STDWeek, let’s prioritize the dangerous resurgence of syphilis: https://go.usa.gov/xsyHGexternal icon #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek
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  • ALL pregnant women should be tested for #syphilis once, BUT one test is not enough for EVERY woman. More info: https://go.usa.gov/xsyHH #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek
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  • Congenital #syphilis occurs when a mother with syphilis passes it on to her baby during pregnancy. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xsyHF. #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek

Customize Messages for Local STD Testing

These messages can be customized with specific STD care information that your organization is offering. In addition to traditional, in-person visits, some other services to promote include video or phone appointments, STD express visits, pharmacies or retail health clinics for STD testing and treatment, and at-home collection kits.

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  • In [insert year], [organization’s state/county/city] had [number] cases of babies born with syphilis. One way to stop syphilis: know your testing options for #STDWeek! [Organization] is offering [testing strategy, dates, location]. #SyphilisStrikesBack

Reach Spanish-Speaking Audiences

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  • La #sífilis es una ETS que puede tener complicaciones MUY graves cuando no se trata, ¡pero es curable! https://go.usa.gov/xsyHJ #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek
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  • ¿Sabías? Los hombres, especialmente los #gais y #bisexuales, afrontan los niveles más altos de #sífilis. Aprende cómo se puede prevenir: https://go.usa.gov/xsy6q. #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek
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  • La #sífilis ha aumentado en mujeres y bebés. Infórmate y asume el control: https://go.usa.gov/xsy6x. #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek

Share Resources with Clinicians

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  • Clinicians: You play an important role in preventing #syphilis! CDC has resources to help: https://go.usa.gov/xsyHt. #SyphilisStrikesBack #STDWeek