This page includes communication resources that you can use to reach and engage with consumers, healthcare providers, and organizations in your community. Ready-to-use social media messages and graphics for your Twitter and Facebook feeds highlight key findings from the 2018 Report. Join the online conversation by using #STDreport, or by retweeting @CDCSTD and sharing posts from the CDC STD Facebook page. Don’t miss the NEW congenital syphilis graphics below and the updated ‘State of STDs in 2018‘ infographic!
Sample Twitter Posts
Clinicians: We can avoid the harsh outcomes of congenital #syphilis. TEST ALL pregnant women for syphilis during the 1st prenatal visit. Some women may need more than one test! CDC recommends: https://go.usa.gov/xVywm. #STDreport
Sample Facebook Posts
In-stream Posts (sized for Facebook and Twitter)
The following FREE patient and provider materials are available on CDC.gov.
- Preventing Congenital Syphilis in the U.S.pdf icon – An STD Prevention Success Story highlighting how nine funded jurisdictions are strengthening their congenital syphilis prevention and surveillance activities. (September 30, 2019)
- Congenital Syphilis Fact Sheet – Downloadable CDC fact sheet with basic information about congenital syphilis.
- What Pregnant Women Can Do – Webpage outlining steps pregnant women can take to prevent congenital syphilis.
- What Healthcare Providers Can Do – Webpage describing a healthcare provider’s role in reducing congenital syphilis.
- A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It?external icon Medscape Expert Commentary – CDC’s Dr. Laura H. Bachmann describes rising congenital syphilis rates and what healthcare providers can do to help. (January 23, 2019)
- Syphilis Pocket Guide for Providerspdf icon– Updated booklet for providers containing need-to-know details on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of syphilis, including congenital syphilis. (November 30, 2017)
- Preventing Congenital Syphilis in the U.S. pdf icon[PDF – 179 KB] – An STD Prevention Success Story highlighting how nine funded jurisdictions are strengthening their congenital syphilis prevention and surveillance activities. (September 30, 2019)