There Was A Record Breaking Spike In Herpes Reported At Coachella

By Malia Wooten

A STD diagnosis app has said that there’s been a 2,083% increase in reports.

Over the years, the Coachella Valley Music Festival has gained a reputation to be a care-free party that everybody who’s anybody attends. This year an STD outbreak sent guests home with something more than just memories that will last a lifetime…

An online diagnosis and treatment service for STDs called HerpeAlert has stated that cases of Herpes have skyrocketed in towns surrounding the famed music festival. The site usually sees around a dozen cases on a given day, but leading into the second day of Coachella reports shot up to 250. HerpAlert has diagnosed over 1,000 cases in counties where the lump sum of concertgoers reside such as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

That’s not to say that HerpeAlert is the most reliable, the app has only been around for two years and allows users to upload pictures of the infected area for doctors to diagnose. Medical professionals can then issue prescriptions to pharmacies.

Also published on Medium.