If This Billboard Doesn't Make You Get An STD Test, Nothing Will

Feel the Bern, not the burn.

We’re still waiting around for universal healthcare, but in the meantime, this group will help you find a free STD screening.


“Feel the Burn?” ask four new billboards unveiled around Los Angeles this week. They advertise a link to FreeSTDCheck.org, a website that helps users find the nearest location for STD testing and treatment.

The billboard is the work of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an LA-based global nonprofit dedicated to HIV prevention, testing and healthcare.

The color and design scheme indicates the billboard is a play on the Sanders’ campaign slogan, “Feel the Bern,” which itself, of course, is a play on the common idiom “feel the burn.” It’s all pretty meta.

“Senator Sanders’ powerful message resonates with a lot of Americans, particularly young people,” Jason Farmer of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation said in a press release. “We hope that our lighthearted—but highly important—billboard campaign for STD testing will as well.”

Also, even if you’re not into Bernie, you should still get tested.

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