Many are location-based while others are based on topics, activities or special interests.
Herpes Support Groups and Herpes Social Groups exist in most major cities in the USA, Canada, worldwide and online, and we list most of them below.
Herpes support groups are sometimes called “HELP” support groups, and are occasionally affiliated with ASHA, the American Social Health Association.
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”.
We will tell you whether or not the person or what they are recommending is legitimate.
********** National Herpes Hotline: (919) 361-8488 (Note: This is now a PAID service.) Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 National HELP is a *secret* Facebook herpes support group for herpes-related topics only.
I have herpes and want to join National HELP on Facebook.” If you cannot find your local herpes group on the list below, then also make sure to tell Jo Ann your city/state and tell her that you would also like to also be connected to your local herpes group. If you are waiting longer than a week, then please re-contact Jo Ann in case your previous message didn’t reach her.
Other Secret Facebook Groups for Herpes and/or HPV – There are numerous *Secret* Facebook groups for people with Herpes and/or HPV.
View the list below, then follow the instructions to join your local herpes group.
Most of us are concerned about privacy online and do not want our sensitive, personal information to be seen by the rest of the world.
If anyone else, including any other H group admins that Jo Ann or other National HELP admins did not refer you to, contact you privately within your first few weeks of joining, and recommend other Facebook groups or websites for you to join, please say “Thanks, but I’m going to get used to National HELP and my local group first before joining any other groups.” They may be very nice but very persistent and say “let me help you by adding you now and you can always unjoin later if you want.” Just say “no thank you for now” and take your time getting to know your way around National HELP and your local group first before joining any other groups. Alabama Herpes Groups There is *secret* Facebook group in this state.