Herpes support groups are sometimes called “HELP” support groups, and are occasionally affiliated with ASHA, the American Social Health Association.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”.Sometimes I wonder if only dating other people with herpes can hold us back from seeing our true potential as an intimate partner.It is inevitable that some people will not be accepting of our diagnosis, but it is also inevitable that some people will! I am looking forward to hearing about all the different experiences each of you have had!
The new app, MPWH, stands for Meeting People with Herpes.
Cons: The first con that came to mind when I began to think critically about these websites and apps is the possibility of transmitting different types of the herpes virus back and forth, or even contracting another STD.
Many sites are herpes specific, but sites like Positive Single target anyone with any STD.
I am going to lay out the pros and cons of using herpes dating apps and websites to the best of my ability, but I would like to hear from you all about your own experience with the world of online dating with herpes!
Pros: I personally believe that the herpes dating websites have a lot to offer, especially for newly diagnosed individuals.