It can be fun, terrible, exciting, hard — the adjectives used to describe it are endless.
But this guide was created to help you navigate your way through all those adjectives and shed the only light you’ll ever need on an otherwise confusing, strenuous experience.
Please carefully follow the below directions to be added to this group.
To join National HELP, the secret Facebook herpes support group, please follow these directions: – Log in to Facebook first!
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.
– Use this new email address and username *exclusively* for your herpes-related online activities.
– If you join any herpes groups on social media (such as Meetup, Facebook, Yahoo, or other community sites), do NOT accept friend requests from anyone you haven’t already met, except for group admins/moderators.
Many local herpes groups function as both a Herpes Support Group and a Herpes Social Group.
There are also many “secret” (hidden) herpes support groups and herpes social groups on Facebook that have hundreds or thousands of members, but cannot be found by doing a search and require knowing the right person who can “add” you.
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.
Herpes social groups often use terms like “Friends” as in “Bay Area Friends” (SF Bay Area) or “H2O” as in “DC H2O” or “H Club” or “H Friends”.