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 data and testing options. Incorporate local hashtags that may help your messages reach your target audience.
  • Enhance your content with ready-made graphics.
  • Follow and tag @CDCSTD on Twitter and CDC STD on Facebook.

These messages were designed in response to the most recent STD surveillance report.

Reported STDs in the U.S. continued to increase during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 2.4 million cases reported in 2020. While the full picture is unclear, CDC’s annual report shows STDs remain far too high. https://go.usa.gov/xzy9C #STDreport

#STDreport shows congenital syphilis continues its surge, increasing 235% since 2016. With preliminary 2021 data showing no signs of slowing, focused attention is needed to combat the surge in #syphilis. https://go.usa.gov/xzHNB

Congenital syphilis continues to be a consequence of the U.S. syphilis epidemic. Early 2021 #STDreport data indicate syphilis continued to increase, with congenital syphilis cases already surpassing 2020 counts. Here’s what people can do about this 100% preventable infection: https://go.usa.gov/xzwtc

2020 #STDreport is a reminder that STDs remain a serious public health concern. #STDweek is a chance to raise awareness about STDs and take action to slow the spread in the US https://go.usa.gov/xzy92

FACT: 2.4 million U.S. cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea & syphilis were reported in 2020. Another fact? You can take steps to protect yourself & your partner(s): https://go.usa.gov/xzy9b #STDreport #SaferSexGamePlan

STDs are common, but you can prevent them: Prepare Before You’re There! Brush up on your #SaferSexGamePlan and add a few tips to your toolkit! https://go.usa.gov/xzy9D #STDreport

Clinicians: 2.4 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S. in 2020. You can use CDC’s STI Treatment Guidelines to treat infections! https://go.usa.gov/xzy9Z #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, express visits, pharmacies or retail health clinics for testing and treatment, and at-home collection kits.

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 #GYT. [Organization] is offering [testing strategy, dates, location]. [Contact information/organization link] #STDreport

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

In [insert year], [organization’s state/county/city] had [number, based on Surveillance Report] STD cases. Learn your risk at https://go.usa.gov/xzy9N, then get tested if needed: [location, date]. [Contact information/organization link] #SaferSexGamePlan #STDreport