Do NOT share this email address with any of your non-herpes friends.
Alaska Herpes Groups Meet Alaskans with HSV2 Meetup Group There is a secret Facebook group for Alaska.
Contact the group above or National HELP for more info.
Arkansas Herpes Groups There is a *secret* Facebook group in this state.
California Herpes Groups Bay Area Friends (BAF) Meetup Group – San Francisco Bay Area – nearly 2000 members of all backgrounds and preferences (number includes members of BAF’s original Yahoo Group, which is being phased out). Bay Area Friends (BAF) Public Website – San Francisco Bay Area – Information site only.
Many are location-based while others are based on topics, activities or special interests.
Please check the list below and join your local group first, or join National HELP through Jo Ann.
If you want to take extra precautions to keep your herpes status private online, we recommend the following:– Create a brand new email account and username on Gmail or Yahoo that does not use your real name or any other words that too closely identify who you are.
For instance, if your real name is “Kate Frisbatch” from Los Angeles, you might create a new email account such as “[email protected]* and your username might be “K818 Angel”.– Use this new email address and username *exclusively* for your herpes-related online activities.
Once you are a member of National HELP, you can post a message asking for someone to add you to your local/regional group or see if there is a group for your special interests – such as “Christians with Herpes” or “LGBTQ with Herpes” or “Asians with Herpes” etc.
NOTE: Please do not accept any *friend requests* from anyone you don’t know, except National HELP admins or your local group admins, within your first few weeks of joining. Please contact Jo Ann or Dating With if anyone is trying to get you to join other groups or websites within your first few weeks of joining National HELP or your local group.
Many local herpes groups function as both a Herpes Support Group and a Herpes Social Group.