[Image: kinzbro | imgur]
[Image: kinzbro | imgur]

The above image is not new. It’s been floating around online for a while, so it shouldn’t be surprising. What might be, however, is just how often Pokémon is used for STD awareness.

The billboard is part of a free STD check campaign, which also ran another series of Pokémon themed notices last year in several locations in the U.S. Recently, Redditor blueveinedlion uploaded one of those posters on r/pokemon.

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Here are more images of the campaign.

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This isn’t the first time Pokemon has inspired a campaign to catch, no, combat STDs.

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Again, as Kotaku previously pointed out, this is not a first. At many academic institutions, Pokémon has used to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

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For more info about free STD checks, have a look at the organization’s official site.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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