Texas 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!

Texas Quick Facts

  • Population: 25,145,561 (2010 Census)
  • Population Rank: 2nd
  • State Capitol: Austin
  • Largest Cities: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Garland
  • Border States: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
  • State Size: 2nd
  • Fun Fact: The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.


Austin HELP


From their Website:

Austin Help is a non-profit support group providing information and emotional support for individuals with the herpes virus. We are the local chapter of the Herpes Resource Center, a program service of the American Social Health Association (ASHA). We are not medical or legal professionals; we are a member led support/social group.


Austin H Friends

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AustinHFriends/  (Yahoo Group)

http://www.meetup.com/Austin-H-Friends/  (Meetup Group)

From their Website:

Austin H Friends is a support/social group for meeting people with herpes.  The purpose of this yahoo group is to keep people informed of upcoming events in and around the Austin Area.

Austin H Friends host 5 monthly events with members hosting impromptu events throughout the month. If you are looking to meet others with herpes in the Austin area, this is the place to be.

Membership to Austin H Friends must be approved.  Be sure to review our terms of membership below.  Once approved, you will receive a welcome letter providing you with a brief description of our monthly events.  For further details such as dates and locations, just go to the calendar (must be an approved member to see the calendar).

This is an active group!

Remember, you are not alone!

Austin H Friends


Clear Lake and Galveston County H Friends (Houston, too!)


From their Website:

Clear Lake Texas Friends is a social support and activity group for people with herpes (HSV) and/or HPV (human papilloma virus/condyloma/genital warts).

Clear Lake and Galveston County 4377 Support is our monthly support group. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit group.

We host support group meetings and social activities for the H community.

We serve the Clear Lake area of Houston, Galveston County, and southern suburbs of Houston, including: Galveston, Webster, Pearland, Alvin, Friendswood, Seabrook, Kemah, League City, Bacliff, Dickinson, San Leon, Santa Fe, La Marque, La Porte, Shoreacres, Pasadena, Deer Park, Manvel, Texas City, Hitchcock, Tiki Island, Baytown and Channelview.

We occasionally host events in other parts of the Houston area, including Inner Loop, North and West sides!


Clear Lake Texas Friends


From their Website:

Clear Lake Friends is a social and activity group for men and women with herpes (HSV) and/or HPV in Houston/Clear Lake/Galveston, Texas.

Join us for social events, parties and fun activities in the following areas: Houston Clear Lake, Galveston, Pasadena, Friendswood, Webster, League City, Dickinson, Texas City, Galveston Island, La Porte, Seabrook, Kemah, Deer Park, Bacliff, San Leon, Pearland, Alvin, Santa Fe, Hitchcock, Baytown, Channelview, South Houston, La Marque.

Open to ALL with HSV or HPV regardless of age, race, creed, sexual orientation or marital status.


DFW Friends


From their Website:

DFW Friends is a social group for singles 21+ in the DFW area that are living with Herpes (HSV1 and HSV2) and HPV.  We’re NOT a dating service, just a group of friends that get together several times a month to have fun in a relaxed, fun atmosphere where you don’t have to worry about “that” for a while.  People from all ages and walks of life are members, and while we list ourselves as a “singles” group, anyone is welcome to participate regardless of relationship status.


Houston H Friends

http://houstonhfriends.org  (Yahoo Group)

http://www.meetup.com/Houston-H-Friends  (Meetup Group)

From their Website:

Our group is for people with HSV (Herpes) and HPV seeking support and friendship, this site is intended to help keep people informed of upcoming events and resources in the Houston Metropolitan Area.

You are not alone!

Statistics show that 1 in every 4 people has herpes. The statistics for those with HPV are far higher. These people could be your co-workers, neighbors, or friends from church. In fact, they probably are! People with herpes or HPV come from every walk of life. Those that choose to find others with the same challenge tend to be highly responsible and respectable individuals.

This site is dedicated to helping bring the herpes and HPV challenged residents of Houston closer together through improved communications, support, education and promotion of social gatherings.
Friendship and support await you, join our group and socialize with us!


San Antonio Friends


From their Website:

This “San Antonio Friends” (social group) and “San Antonio HELP” (support group) Yahoo! Group is for PWH [People With HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) or HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)] near San Antonio, TX. We are both serious and fun as the need arises and would love for you to join us. Group notices and events are posted to members using the “Group EMail” capabiity, and should also be listed on our “Group Calendar” page.