Bay Area Friends offers various types of herpes support groups, both in person and online.
In Person Herpes Support Groups
Bay Area Friends members occasionally host informal herpes support groups in the homes of various members and sometimes in community rooms at libraries or hospitals or churches. Most recently, some support group meetings have been hosted in a member’s home in Concord, but they can happen anywhere in the Bay Area. Past support groups have been hosted in locations including San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Oakland. Please join the Bay Area Friends Meetup Group to find out about upcoming Herpes Support Group meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://www.meetup.com/bayareafriends1
Online Herpes Support Groups
There is a *secret* Facebook herpes support group called National HELP, which is visible only to its members. You cannot find National HELP by doing a search on Facebook. It will not appear. Click on the link below for information about how to join National HELP. National HELP is moderated by Herpes Support Group Leaders from all over the US, and they are really up-to-date on all of the latest herpes research, and about herpes testing, treatments and how to reduce your risk of spreading it to a partner, etc. There are over 6000 members of National HELP, and you can also find emotional support there. For more information on how to join National HELP, please go the Herpes Support Groups page on DatingWithHerpes.org.