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Greater Than x CDC Videos – Spotlight on Congenital Syphilis

Over the past decade, the U.S. has seen a sharp increase in congenital syphilis cases. According to recent CDC data, the number of babies born with syphilis in 2022 was nearly 10 times the number in 2012.

Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent transmission to the baby and improve health outcomes for all. Untreated syphilis during pregnancy can cause severe health impacts including miscarriage, stillbirth, or even infant death.

New videos from KFF’s Greater Than and CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together feature leading public health experts on what expectant parents need to know about syphilis testing and treatment. 

*New* Greater Than x CDC Videos

Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, who recently served as Director of the Division of STD Prevention at CDC, and Charlene Flash, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist and president and CEO of Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, are featured in the videos, which are part of a larger series on HIV, STIs, and sexual health.

Help get out the word about congenital syphilis!

These short and engaging videos are designed for education and community outreach.

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Share on social media. The videos are available in horizontal (16×9) formats, as well as vertical (9×16) formats that are preferred for TikTok, Instagram Stories/Reels, and YouTube Shorts. Tag us at  #GreaterThanSTIs and #StopHIVTogether so we can help amplify your posts.

You can also embed the videos on your website, use in your clinics, link in your e-communications, and share directly with clients.

View and download the videos and other graphics from the Greater Than digital library. You can also share directly from our We Are Greater Than YouTube channel.

If you are interested in using the videos for paid placement, please reach out to us and we can assist with media planning at all budget levels:

Coming soon!

Spanish-language videos on pregnancy, syphilis, and other STIs featuring Dr. Mena.

Always consult a healthcare provider for any personal health decisions. The marks “CDC” and “Let’s Stop HIV Together” are owned by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and are used with permission. Use of these logos is not an endorsement by HHS or CDC of any particular product, service, or enterprise.