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Sample Social Media – #TalkTestTreat

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

  • Use #STIweek and #TalkTestTreat hashtags on Twitter and Instagram during STI Awareness Week to join the conversation and share information, pictures and videos.
  • Use suggested daily themes to help plan your STI Awareness Week calendar, or mix and match campaigns
  • Share messages with suggested graphics or your own images, GIFs, and videos.
  • Customize messages with local testing options. Incorporate local hashtags that may help your messages reach your target audience.
  • Follow and tag @CDCSTD on Twitter and CDC STD on Facebook.

Sample Social Media Messages and Graphics

Day 1: Spread Awareness About STI Awareness Week and Talk. Test. Treat. Theme
Talk. Test. Treat. Social Media banner graphic.

#STIweek is here! Learn how these 3 steps can prevent #STIs: https://bit.ly/3YB2YO9 #TalkTestTreat

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Talk test treat animated gif

Spread the word: #STIs CAN be prevented if you #TalkTestTreat during #STIweek & all year long: https://bit.ly/3YB2YO9

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Day 2: Encourage Talking, Testing, and Treating
"There have never been more ways to get STD care. At home. Express STD visit. Pharmacy and retail clinic." Doctors & people

DYK? 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have an STI. Know your #STI care options so you can continue to #TalkTestTreat.  https://bit.ly/2VpxY3H #STIweek

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Talk. Test. Treat. Social Media banner graphic. "Preventing STDs doesn't have to be hard. Talk. Test. Treat."
English

Wondering how you can protect yourself from STIs? It’s as simple as Talk. Test. Treat. https://bit.ly/2VpxY3H #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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Spanish

Las ITS pueden prevenirse si hablas, te haces pruebas y te tratas. Aprende más: https://bit.ly/2VpxY3H #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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Talk, test, treat banner
English

Don’t ASSUME a medical checkup includes STI tests. Talk to your provider. https://bit.ly/2VpxY3H #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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Talk, test, treat graphic
Spanish

¡No tengas vergüenza de pedirle a tu proveedor de atención médica que te haga pruebas de #ITS! Encuentra un sitio de pruebas cercano: https://bit.ly/3YHvddJ #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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"Protecting your sexual health is as easy as talk, test, treat"
English

Talk openly to your partner AND healthcare provider about #sexualhealth & #STIs: https://bit.ly/2VpxY3H #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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Prevenir las ITS no tiene por qué ser difícil. Habla. Hazte pruebas. Trátate.
Spanish

Prevenir las ITS no tiene por qué ser difícil. Habla. Hazte pruebas. Trátate. Aprende más: https://bit.ly/2VpxY3H #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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Day 3: Share Local STI Testing Information

These messages can be customized with specific STI care information that your organization is offering. Some services to promote include video or phone appointments, express visits, pharmacies or retail health clinics for STI testing and treatment, and at-home collection kits for testing and treatment. Accompanying graphics are available for Talk. Test. Treat. to supplement these messages.

Talk. Test. Treat. animation

#STIs are at an all-time high and prevention is critical. The good news: there are many ways to get STI care! [Organization] is providing STI testing through [testing details]. [Contact information/URL]

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"There have never been more ways to get STD care." Illustration of a video call.

For more than [#] years, [organization] has provided #STI testing and treatment. #TalkTestTreat this #STIWeek in [State/County/City]! [details/link].

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Day 4: Promote Surveillance Report Numbers
More than 2.5 million cases of STDs STIs were reported in 2021.

Surveillance data show that chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis increased across the U.S. in 2021, with more than 2.5 million cases reported. Infections continue to forge ahead, compromising the nation’s health.  https://bit.ly/3LYAytA #STDreport #STIweek

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More than 2.5 million cases of STDs STIs were reported in 2021.

In [insert year], [organization’s state/county/city] had [number] cases of #chlamydia, #gonorrhea, and #syphilis. For #STIweek, know your testing options! [Organization] is offering [testing strategy, dates, location]. [Contact information/organization URL] #TalkTestTreat

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Day 5: Share Resources with Clinicians
Talk. Test. Treat. Social Media banner graphic. "Follow 3 easy steps to protect your patients' health." Shows 4 doctors

Post 1:
Clinicians: Protecting your patients’ health is as easy as #TalkTestTreat. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sNIiCv #STIweek

Post 2:
Clinicians: Make #sexualhealth a standard part of your practice with these resources: https://bit.ly/3sNIiCv #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

Post 3:
Clinicians: Use #CDC’s STI Treatment Guidelines to ensure the best treatment and care for patients: https://bit.ly/2UN7Z9J #TalkTestTreat #STIweek

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Additional Resources

Searching for prevention resources you can share with your community year-round? Visit the General Resources page for links to fact sheets, infographics, screening recommendations, and more. There’s something for everyone!