Herpes support groups are sometimes called “HELP” support groups, and are occasionally affiliated with ASHA, the American Social Health Association.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”.
Condoms lower your risk, but the virus can reach skin from the area outside one.Many people transmit herpes unknowingly: Up to 90 percent of carriers never have an outbreak.As event websites become available, I will post them here.Each event is different so you are encouraged to visit the event website for complete details and then decide which event is right for you. 100′s of people fly from all over the globe to attend.
These events are usually put together by a dedicated team of volunteers in one of the social/support groups.A lot of regional herpes groups can be found on Meetup.com, Facebook (see below), Yahoo Groups, and other websites and social media platforms.Many local herpes groups function as both a Herpes Support Group and a Herpes Social Group."It's a skin rash — if you even get the skin rash."Genital herpes (aka herpes simplex type-2) is insanely prevalent, affecting 1 in 5 American women ages 14 to 49.It's spread by vaginal, oral, and anal sex, so unless you're abstinent or your partners haven't had sex of any kind, you can't totally safeguard against it.Instead, what keeps this 27-year-old from approaching the cute girl across the room is a set of hypotheticals that most people don’t deal with.“My mind runs ahead to ‘the disclosure talk’ and then all the way down to, ‘What if we have sex and what if I give it to her?