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

Iowa 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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Iowa 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.

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Population: 3,145,711
Population Rank: 30th
State Capital: Des Moines
Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Ames, Cedar Falls
Border States: Illinois, MinnesotaMissouriNebraskaSouth DakotaWisconsin
State Size: 26th
Fun Fact: Iowa has the highest literacy rate in the United States. More than 99 percent of Iowa’s citizens can read.

Group Websites:


From their Website:

Founded in 2016, DSMHSV is Iowa’s largest herpes support group. Due to the lack of support and information in the central Iowa area, DSMHSV was born.

We strive to be a group who provides support as well as accurate information about herpes. Misinformation and stigma surround this diagnosis and we hope to help you understand and manage this extremely common skin condition.

We also now have regular support meetings open to the public at the Polk County Health Department every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

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 Iowa Facebook Group #1

A regional group for the Central Iowa area.

Secret Iowa Facebook Group #2

A regional group for people of Iowa.

Secret Iowa Facebook Group #3

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.

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