TALK. TEST. TREAT: to stay STI free

STI Testing Week 2021 | October 17-23

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Spread Awareness about STI Testing Week

From this page, you can access the entire collection of Talk. Test. Treat. digital campaign materials.

Thank you for helping us promote the importance of sexual health care. While COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to impact the availability of STI tests, we’ve developed a suite of resources for you to share to support this campaign among your stakeholders and community to “TALK, TEST & TREAT”.

Rates of STI cases in Victoria continue to increase with the highest number of notified STI cases in 2019 since records began in 1991. To address increases in STIs – including syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and HIV, the Multicultural Health & Support Service has been engaged by the Victorian Government’s Department of Health to lead the CALD campaign for STI testing week.

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These social media messages for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram can help amplify STI prevention messages during STI Awareness Week. Select messages that align with your audience and goals.

Additional suggestions to keep in mind:

  • Use #STITestingWeek,  #TalkTestTreat and #catchupcare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram during STI Awareness Week to join the conversation and share information, pictures and videos.
  • Customize messages with local testing options. Incorporate local hashtags that may help your messages reach your target audience.
  • Share messages with Talk. Test. Treat. campaign graphics or your own images, GIFs, and videos.
  • Follow and tag @CEH_Aus on Twitter and @CEHAustralia on Facebook.

Download Resources

STI campaign social media tiles available for free, for the general public, health care workers, your networks and communities. Thank you for your support in raising awareness of STI Testing.

Please Note: When using images with people please CREDIT: ( Stock photo. Posed by model)

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Suggested social media wording:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) do NOT discriminate. Anyone who has unprotected sex can get an STI. Visit www.talktesttreat.org.au for more information
  • Talk, Test & Treat. These 3 small actions can protect you and your partner’s sexual health!Visit www.talktesttreat.org.au for more information
  • TALK about sexual health with your friends, partner, doctor, nurse or anyone you feel comfortable talking to.
    Visit www.talktesttreat.org.au  for more information
    • Don’t delay your care – get TESTED for STIs and treated today. You can leave your home to get tested or treated for an STI even during COVID. Visit www.talktesttreat.org.au for more information
    • There are many types of STIs and the good news is – MOST are curable, and ALL are TREATABLE. Visit www.talktesttreat.org.au for more information
    • If you’re sexually active, you should get an STI test at least once every 12 months or between new sexual partners.
      Visit www.talktesttreat.org.au  for more information
    • Get an STI TEST for your safety and the safety of your partner/s.
      It’s the only way to know for sure if you have an STI. STI testing is quick, easy and usually painless.

Share these audio recordings with your community

Available in Farsi, Dari, Khmer, Tagalog and Tamil

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English Transcript

Talking about Sexually Transmitted Infections may feel a little bit embarrassing, but while there’s just the two of us listening, should YOU have an STI test?

The infection rates for chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea are at record levels, yet so many young adults believe there is little chance of getting an STI.

If you’re sexually active get an STI test EVERY 12 months at your local doctor or health service.

They’re simple, uncomplicated and can prevent an infection turning into something much worse.

Go to talktesttreat.org.au for more information about getting tested.

WHERE CAN I BE TESTED AND TREATED?

  • Sexual health clinics
  • GP clinics
  • Community health centres

For translated information on sexually transmitted infections head to Health Translations at https://bit.ly/2O4yVPm