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Healthy Penises on the Streets of San Francisco

It is being reported that a recent advertising campaign done by San Francisco's Department of Health featuring cartoon characters shaped like male genitalia has actually encouraged more men to go get tested for syphilis. Since the campaign got started, infection rates have declined in San Francisco.

The campaigns ran on billboards and bus shelters and its recent success has inspired Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Palm Springs to use similar ads.

To see more of the actual campaign ads,













To learn more about the campaign, visit

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DStirk DStirk 9 years
I think they are funny. But i dont have kids and I could see how it would be hard to try and explain it to a child. Hey, if its effective, I'm all for it...
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
There ARE other effective ways of educating people about Syphilis, this just seems weird.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Ummmm :?
rubialala rubialala 9 years
This is so inappropriate.
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 9 years
Gee, just what I want to explain to my 4 year old daughter.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
I can't believe they let those little cartoon "Johnsons" parade around on posters like that! Look at the little elf - poor guy. I think it's going to be pretty effective (well - I hope). But what do you tell your kids?
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