Study Says Coachella Leads To Huge Increase In Herpes Cases Around Southern California

Don't be a fool, go see TOOL at Bonnaroo or something.

January 8, 2020

Last year, HerpAlert, the STD diagnosis app, had reported that there was 2,083% increase in herpes cases in Indio, CA and the surrounding cities during Coachella 2019's first weekend alone. The app typically sees 16 instances a day, but that increase to over 1,100 during the course of the music festival. 

The app allows patients to upload photos of what could be an STD & then they give advice typically within two hours. A doctor for the app said that Coachella is an ideal place for the spread of herpes thanks to less sleep, sun exposure and intimate contact.