Home
Volunteers Needed - Fresno Herpes Group
Upcoming Social Events
Contact Us - Fresno Herpes Group
Herpes Information
HPV Info
Dating & Support for those with H

Help is available Monday - Friday, all times Eastern Standard
ASHA's Helpline is (919) 361-8488 and is open 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The CDC National STD Hotline is (800) 227-8922 and is open 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Many major cities all over the world have both SOCIAL and SUPPORT groups for people with Herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) as well as HPV.

Social Groups
Often use the terms "friends" as in "Central Cali H Friends" and "Bay Area Friends"; "H2O" as in "H2O New Jersey"; or "H Club" as in "Atlanta H Club" in their names. The Social Groups are for making friends, supporting each other, and having fun. Although many people have relationships with others they've met through these venues, they are separate from dating sites.
Support Groups
"HELP" support groups, affiliated with ASHA, the American Social Health Association. The Herpes Resource Center (HRC) has an affiliated network of local support (HELP) groups for people concerned about herpes simplex virus. The groups provide a safe, confidential environment where participants can get accurate information and share experiences, fears, and feelings with others who are concerned about herpes. For information on obtaining written publications on the herpes simplex virus, call the National Herpes Hotline at (919) 361-8488.

Sometimes local HELP support groups are affiliated with the local Social groups, but often these groups are completely separate. However, even if the support and social groups in a particular area are separate, they usually know about and support each other.

At time you will see reference to 437737 which is in the old telephone keypad replacement code and spells herpes.


A good portion of those who know that they have a sexually transmitted disease are living their lives but not dating "outside the club" because they do not want to deal with the consequences of having to tell a prospective partner about their condition; or, they don't want to risk infecting someone else. There are a number of dating sites for such people:

  • Meeting People With Herpes (MPwH) - They provide a caring, sympathetic, and nurturing environment for people with Herpes (HSV1 and/or HSV2) and HPV to meet and interact with others in a similar situation.
  • Positive Singles - Dating site for anyone with Herpes, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • After H and H Werks - dating sites and social networks for those with Herpes and HPV

If you know of a support group in California that is not listed, please let us know.

The following are support groups in California:

In Northern California:

  • Santa Rosa HELP - (707) 576-4307 or (707) 573-8442
  • Northern California HELP - Solano Clinical Research
    (707) 643-5785 Vallejo Group - (530) 757-7797 Davis Group
    email: research@solderm.com

In The Bay:

  • San Francisco HELP - (650) 704-4021
    E-mail: HELP_SF@yahoo.com
  • South Bay HELP - (408) 296-1444

In Central California:

  • Sacramento HELP - Rancho Cordova (916) 557-8733

In LA (Southern California):

  • www.lahelp.org (310) 845-6656
    Los Angeles HELP - Culver City 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday
    LA Help Meetup Group
    Orange County HELP - Irvine 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm on the 1st Friday
    E-mail: info@lahelp.org
  • www.SanDiegoCityHELP.org
    San Diego City HELP - (619) 491-1194
    E-mail: ContactUs@SanDiegoCityHelp.org
  • Valley HELP - (818) 377-3271

If you know of a Social Group in California that is not listed, please let us know.

The following are Social Groups in California:

In Northern California:

In The Bay:

In Central California:

In LA (Southern California):