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Illinois Herpes Dating, HSV Support (HPV, too) – Local Social and Support Groups

Illinois Herpes Dating and Support

Since 2007, HWerks has been the community site for herpes dating, herpes support and social networking.  It is the members who make this site what it is and they join for many reasons.  Some come for friendship and dating while others come for the support they cannot get anywhere else.  We have a vibrant community made up of people from all over with various backgrounds and their own stories.  We hope to hear yours.  Join HWerks and start meeting people today!

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Illinois Herpes Groups (Local)

Please Note: These herpes groups (HPV, too) 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! Not all group members are a member of HWerks and vice versa.  Each group is different so please visit their website for more details. Visit the Local Groups page to learn more about local groups.

Illinois Quick Facts

Population: 12,802,023
Population Rank: 5th
State Capital: Springfield
Largest Cities: Chicago, Rockford, Aurora, Naperville, Peoria, Springfield, Joliet, Elgin, Waukegan
Border States: IndianaIowaMichiganKentuckyMissouriWisconsin
State Size: 25th
Fun Fact: Metropolis, the home of Superman, really exists in Southern Illinois.

Group Websites:

Chicago Friends

From their Website:

This is a social & support group to meet other people in the Chicago area with HSV-1/HSV-2 (genital Herpes) and/or HPV.

We are a friendly and diverse group that welcomes everyone!

There are usually about 2 or 3 social event Meetups planned per month, just for us to hang out and meet new people and see familiar friends with the same or similar condition.

Secret Herpes Facebook Groups:

Local Secret Herpes Facebook Groups (HPV, too) are popular among the herpes community.  Acting as its own container, only group members can see within the group.  At HWerks,  we have our own secret Facebook Group for our members. They have access to these groups and many others. Learn more about Secret Herpes Facebook Groups and how they work.

*For privacy, Facebook Group names have been omitted.

Secret Illinois Facebook Group #1

A regional group for people in the Chicago, IL area.  City and suburbs.

Secret Illinois Facebook Group #2

A regional group for people of Illinois or visiting.

Secret Illinois Facebook Group #3

People of Color (POC) in Chicago. IL.

Secret Illinois Facebook Group #4

A regional group for the Quad Cities area including Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois. Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, Rock Island, IL, Silvis, IL and surrounding areas.

Join our FREE “Closed” Facebook Group.  We’ll send you the access information.

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Legacy Groups:

While most groups have a secret Facebook Group, some still maintain an internet presence on older mediums, such as Yahoo Groups.  This is usually only for a point of contact.  Feel free to reach out to these groups but your mileage may vary.

Illinois H Friends

From their Website:

See Chicago Friends Meetup group above.  For people with Herpes HSV and/or HPV to know that there are many others nearby. To help inform and bring people together in the State of Illinois. 
Helpful Sites and Phone Numbers.  National STD Hotline 1-800-227-8922
IL STD Hotline 1-800-243-2437

Illinois Prairie Friends

From their Website:

Support for people with herpes in the Central Illinois Prairie region, including Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Bloomington, Peoria, Decatur, Springfield, Charleston, and surrounding towns.

(POC) People of Color Chicago

From their Website:

POC Chicago is a group for those who have HSVI, HSV2 or HPV. People of Color Chicago does not discriminate based on race. We are a social, support group in the Chicago area. Discretion is a MUST. This is a member focused group, meaning the members choose their events and help to shape the group. 

Please feel free to post thoughts, information, questions and put your birthday on the calendar.

We Welcome and Appreciate YOU!

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