Social Media Messages

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

  • Use #STDreport on Twitter and Instagram to join the conversation and share information, pictures and videos.
  • Customize messages with local STD data and 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.
  • Enhance your content with ready-made graphics.
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Reported #STDs increased for a 6th year in the U.S., reaching a new, all-time high ➡ https://go.usa.gov/xsfwd. #STDreport

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The number of babies born with #syphilis has nearly quadrupled since 2015, with a total of 1,870 cases and 128 deaths in 2019 alone. More: https://go.usa.gov/xsfH7. #STDreport

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STDs are common and increasing. Protect yourself & your partner(s) with these tips: https://go.usa.gov/xsfHu. #STDreport

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Clinicians: More than 2.5 million U.S. cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2019. CDC’s STD Tx Guidelines can help! https://go.usa.gov/xsf6Y. #STDreport

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What’s one way to prevent STIs? By using a condom the RIGHT way from start to finish EVERY time you have sex: https://go.usa.gov/xsf6Z. #STDreport

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DON’T WAIT! Talk to a doctor if you think you may have an #STD, or think you’ve been exposed to someone who has one. Your partner(s) should get tested, too. https://go.usa.gov/xsf6B. #STDreport

Customize Messages for Local STD Testing

These messages can be customized with local STD data and 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, and at-home collection kits.

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In [insert year], [organization’s state/county/city] had [number, based on Surveillance Report] cases of #chlamydia, #gonorrhea, and #syphilis. Know your testing options and get yourself tested. [Organization] is offering [testing strategy, dates, location]. [Contact information/organization link]

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In [insert year], [organization’s state/county/city] had [number, based on Surveillance Report] cases of #chlamydia, #gonorrhea, and #syphilis. Talk openly with a healthcare provider about STDs and know your testing options! [Organization] is offering [testing strategy, dates, location]. [Contact information/organization link] 

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In [insert year], [organization’s state/county/city] had [number, based on Surveillance Report] cases of babies born with syphilis. One ay to stop syphilis: know your testing options. [Organization] is offering [testing strategy, dates, location]. [Contact information/organization link]