New York Herpes Dating, HPV Dating – Local Social and Support Groups

Note: These herpes (and usually HPV) groups are not run by HWerks.  They are run by awesome volunteers! While some groups may focus on support, others may be purely for social and dating.  Local groups are just another way to meet people in your area and are a great asset to the community!  Each group is different so please visit their website for more details.  See the Local Groups page to learn more or Join HWerks and start meeting people today!

New York Quick Facts

  • Population: 19,378,102 (2010 Census)
  • Population Rank: 3rd
  • State Capitol: Albany
  • Largest Cities: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica
  • Border States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont
  • State Size: 27th
  • Fun Fact: The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.


Buffalo and Western New York H Friends 437737

From their Website:

Diagnosed/living with oral or Genital Herpes or HPV? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We invite you to join Buffalo Herpes Friends for friendship and support. There IS life after herpes and hpv! Many of us are from Western NY and surrounding areas.

Social event listings (both local and national) are offered along with a link to a very active support group.


Herpes Information New York (HINY)

From their Website:

Welcome to Herpes New York. A place for people with herpes (HSV) and HPV to meet and greet, connect and get support. Make new NYC friends and NY State friends! Get out and have some fun with us! Or stay home and chat with us online. We will keep you up to date on events and support group meetings in and around New York State. If you have questions, answers, information, news to share, or just want to say hello, you are always welcome to join us and post your messages.


Herpes Recovery Anonymous of NYC

From their Website:

Our meetings will be held twice a month from 7PM to 8:30PM at The Church of St. John the Martyr, basement, 250 East 72nd Street (between Second and Third Avenues)in Manhattan. We meet on the second and third Fridays of the month. Please note this change is until the end of the year. Attendance is usually 12-15 people with a broad age range. We’ve all been at the situation of going to our first meeting, not knowing what to expect, and feeling apprehension. I can assure you that we are a friendly, down to earth group of people who try to make the experience as beneficial and welcoming as possible. We have a lot of experience running support group meetings for herpes.


Hudson Valley Friends

From their Website:

We are a social group based in the Hudson Valley area of New York State for members of the “HSV” (Herpes Simplex Virus) community.

Our mission is to build a network of friends, in which people can socialize in a fun, comfortable environment.

The activities we plan are for going out, having fun, and making new friends. We do not talk about health or support issues out in public (please keep those topics here in the message board), nor do we identify the nature of the group in any way. We all share the same concerns about discretion. Coming to a social event is just like going out with any other extended group of friends, except here we all share a similar history.

We rely on ordinary members LIKE YOU to volunteer to organize events, such as Hikes, Dinners, Brunches, Happy Hours, Speed-Dating, Camping, Picnics, BBQ’s, Holiday Parties, Ski Trips, Bike Rides, Dancing, Ball Games, Surfing, Movies, Bowling, Billiards, Wine-Tasting, Museum trips, Concerts, Comedy or Theatre trips, and YOU NAME IT! We encourage all members to plan events!

Since herpes does not discriminate and neither do we, we are a very diverse group of people of all ages. We’re especially welcoming to folks who are new to this situation and new to the group. We’ll make sure to introduce you to other friendly people and make you feel at home. If you’d like to talk to someone or ask questions before attending an event, just contact the event organizer or one of the Moderators and someone will get in touch with you.


NYC Friends

From their Website:

WELCOME TO NYCFriendsII. We are a group of volunteers who set up social events in the NYC area for people with “H” and offer each other support and friendship.

Please help support the group by attending events – they’re lots of fun and a great way to meet people, plus it boosts everyone’s morale. Introduce yourself to other members or even just say hi to another member, especially one that you don’t know. Initiate a chat session, volunteer to help with events (organizing, special projects), give suggestions, and share and help other members with any questions they might have.

Let’s all work together to make this a fun and interesting board.


People of Color (POC) New York

From their Website:

A group for people of color.


Upstate New York Friends

From their Website:

This is the interactive hub for Upstate NY Friends. We’re glad you’ve found us! Please feel free to open a discussion, tell a story, post an announcement, ask questions on the message boards; use the chat room; post your photos; and upload files of interest to the members.

All social events in our region, as well as updates for USNY Friends, will be posted here, so check back often!
We’re very excited about the coming year – again, welcome!