Communication Resources

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 Social Media Posts

Sample Twitter Posts

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JUST IN! Newborn #syphilis cases increased by 40% in just one year. Surge goes hand-in-hand with increase in female syphilis. Full #STDreport –> https://go.usa.gov/xVywB.

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#Moms-to-be: DYK? You can have #syphilis and not know it. Get TESTED to protect yourself and your baby: https://go.usa.gov/xVywN. #STDreport

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#Moms-to-be: Get treated right away if you test positive for #syphilis. Don’t wait for your next visit! https://go.usa.gov/xVywn #STDreport

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Clinicians: A steady rise in newborn #syphilis cases stresses the urgent need to increase prenatal testing and treatment for pregnant women. https://go.usa.gov/xVywP #STDreport

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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

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#Syphilis passed to a baby during pregnancy can cause miscarriages, premature birth, stillbirth, or even death. More: https://go.usa.gov/xVywy. #STDreport

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I’ve got #syphilis. Now what? 1) Work with your healthcare provider to take the right medicine immediately. 2) Ask your sex partner(s) to get tested & treated too! https://go.usa.gov/xVywd #STDreport

Sample Facebook Posts

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NEWS! More and more babies are being born with syphilis (i.e., congenital syphilis): https://go.usa.gov/xVywz.

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The number of babies born with syphilis in 2018 = 1306. That’s the most cases seen 1995. We can change this trend: https://go.usa.gov/xVywS.

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Healthcare providers: A steady rise in newborn syphilis cases stresses the urgent need to increase prenatal testing and treatment for pregnant women. https://go.usa.gov/xVywh

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Clinicians: ALL pregnant women should be tested for syphilis at their 1st prenatal visit. Some women need to be tested again https://go.usa.gov/xVyfr.

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Pregnant women: Get treated right away if you test positive for syphilis. Don’t wait for your next visit! https://go.usa.gov/xVyf2

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Is syphilis still a problem? Yes! And it’s increasing among women and babies. Protecting moms = Protecting babies! What can you do? https://go.usa.gov/xVyfD

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Clinicians: Treat patients with syphilis immediately, especially if they are pregnant. Avoid reinfection by testing and treating their partner(s), too! More here: https://go.usa.gov/xVyfW.

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Is syphilis still a problem? Yes! And it’s increasing among women. Protect yourself, protect your partner with this information: https://go.usa.gov/xVyf9.

Social Media Graphics

Facebook Covers

'STDs surge for the for the fifth straight year' facebook coverimage icon[PNG - 375 KB]

"STDs surge for the for the fifth straight year" Facebook cover

'Know how to protect yourself and your partner against STDs' Facebook coverimage icon[PNG - 446 KB]

"Know how to protect yourself and your partner against STDs" Facebook cover

Twitter Headers

'STDs surge for the for the 5th straight year' twitter header.image icon[PNG - 1 MB]

"STDs surge for the for the fifth straight year" Twitter header

'Know how to protect yourself and your partner against STDs' twitter header.image icon[PNG - 1 MB]

"Know how to protect yourself and your partner against STDs" Twitter header

In-stream Posts (sized for Facebook and Twitter)

'CDC's State of the Union on STDs stresses that we must stop syphilis' social media graphicimage icon[PNG - 1 MB]

"CDC's State of the Union on STDs stresses that we must stop syphilis" graphic

'STDs Surge for the Fifth Straight Year' social media graphicimage icon[PNG - 1 MB]

"STDs surge for the fifth straight year" graphic

social media 'congenital syphilis is surging' graphicimage icon[PNG - 832 KB]

'Congenital syphilis is surging' graphic

social media 'protect yourself and baby from syphilis' graphicimage icon[PNG - 134 KB]

'Protect yourself and baby from syphilis' graphic

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'Protect yourself from syphilis' graphic

'Know how to protect yourself and your partner against STDs' social media graphicimage icon[PNG - 1 MB]

"Know how to protect yourself and your partner against STDs" graphic

'STDs are on the rise' social media graphicimage icon[PNG - 1 MB]

"STDs are on the rise" graphic

social media 'syphilis increasing among babies' graphicimage icon[PNG - 183 KB]

'Syphilis increasing among babies' graphic

social media 'clinician checklist' graphicimage icon[PNG - 139 KB]

'Clinician Checklist' graphic

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'Syphilis is surging for pregnant women' graphic

Congenital Syphilis Resources

The following FREE patient and provider materials are available on CDC.gov.