A Herpes (HSV) or Human papillomavirus (HPV) diagnosis can leave people feeling “different” around their group of friends, family or even co-workers. While HWerks provides plenty of opportunity to interact with others online for dating, social and support, many people also like face-to-face interaction or want to talk to others in person.
One of the most amazing and dynamic aspects about the herpes and HPV community are its social and support groups throughout the country! These groups are open to pretty much anybody with herpes and HPV (in most cases).
These groups are not run by HWerks but rather dedicated volunteers that put in countless hours coordinating, running and planning events for their group. Each group is also different. Some are for support while others are more social or there is a little of both.
Note: Not every “online” members chooses to participate in their local groups. There are also people active in local groups who do not participate online. So, always check both places! If you do not have a local group in your area or it is not active, that does not mean you are the only one in your area. People join HWerks every day from all over and new groups are popping up everywhere!
Groups also vary in size and activity. While some groups have many members and monthly gatherings, some groups are not as active. If your local group is not that active, don’t worry. The best thing you can do is to participate. Don’t be shy! Groups WANT new members!
Groups are just a great way to meet people, in your area, that also have herpes or HPV. Like you, other members in the group also do not want their “situation” known. Discretion and privacy are respected. Usually, if a groups has a get-together, the topic does not even come up…especially if it is in a public place.
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