To join National HELP, the secret Facebook herpes support group, please follow these directions:– Log in to Facebook first!
PLEASE NOTE: Although this link to Jo Ann’s profile may appear to be crossed-out, the link DOES WORK, but only when you are already LOGGED-IN to Facebook.– 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!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”.– Use this new email address and username *exclusively* for your herpes-related online activities.If you cannot find your local herpes social group or herpes support group on the list below – never fear!
There may be a *secret* Facebook group in your area.
Do NOT share this email address with any of your non-herpes friends.
Do NOT use this email address to do anything else except to sign up for herpes groups, herpes dating services, and herpes social media sites (including Facebook).– If you join any herpes groups on social media (such as Meetup, Facebook, Yahoo, or other community sites), do NOT accept friend requests from anyone you haven’t already met, except for group admins/moderators.
Once you are a member of National HELP, you can post a message asking for someone to add you to your local/regional group or see if there is a group for your special interests – such as “Christians with Herpes” or “LGBTQ with Herpes” or “Asians with Herpes” etc.
NOTE: Please do not accept any *friend requests* from anyone you don’t know, except National HELP admins or your local group admins, within your first few weeks of joining. Please contact Jo Ann or Dating With if anyone is trying to get you to join other groups or websites within your first few weeks of joining National HELP or your local group.
View the list below, then follow the instructions to join your local herpes group.