If you want to take extra precautions to keep your herpes status private online, we recommend the following: – Create a brand new email account and username on Gmail or Yahoo that does not use your real name or any other words that too closely identify who you are.
For instance, if your real name is “Kate Frisbatch” from Los Angeles, you might create a new email account such as “[email protected]* and your username might be “K818 Angel”.
Herpes social groups often use terms like “Friends” as in “Bay Area Friends” (SF Bay Area) or “H2O” as in “DC H2O” or “H Club” or “H Friends”.
A lot of regional herpes groups can be found on Meetup.com, Facebook (see below), Yahoo Groups, and other websites and social media platforms.
– Send Jo Ann a “friend request.” But you’re not done yet!
Don’t forget to do the step below or else Jo Ann will not know why you sent her a friend request!
This hidden, private, confidential group has thousands of members and is moderated by experienced Herpes Support Group Leaders from all over the USA.
Because this Facebook group is *secret* – it is hidden and cannot be found by doing a search on Facebook. All group activity for National HELP is completely private and will NEVER appear on your public Facebook profile and cannot be found or seen by anyone except other members.
– Use this new email address and username *exclusively* for your herpes-related online activities.
Do NOT share this email address with any of your non-herpes friends.
HERPES SUPPORT GROUPS and HERPES SOCIAL GROUPS Herpes Support Groups and Herpes Social Groups exist in most major cities in the US and Canada and online, and we list them all below.