California Herpes Dating, HPV Dating – Local Social and Support Groups

Note: These herpes (and usually HPV) groups 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!  Each group is different so please visit their website for more details.  See the Local Groups page to learn more or Join HWerks and start meeting people today!


California Quick Facts

  • Population: 37,253,956 (2010 Census)
  • Population Rank:1st
  • State Capitol: Sacramento
  • Largest Cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, Oakland, Santa Ana, Anaheim
  • Border States: Arizona, NevadaOregon
  • State Size: 3rd
  • Fun Fact: The Golden Gate Bridge is so big that workers paint the bridge year round. By the time they are finished with one end it is time to begin repainting the other end.

 

Bay Area Friends

http://www.bayareafriends.org/
http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaFriends1/  (Meetup Group)

From their Website:

Bay Area Friends (BAF) is a social group for people with genital herpes (HSV1, HSV2) who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We welcome anyone over 18 who is interested in making new friends, sharing fun activities together, and meeting others who share our unique situation. In the last few years, we have grown to over 1400 members and are one of the largest and most active “H” social groups in the country. Please join us!

 

Central Cali H Friends

http://centralcalihfriends.org/

From their Website:

Welcome to Central Cali H Friends (CCHF)! Originally designed to support the first Herpes Social Group in Fresno, California, this site has since expanded into a central location for herpes information covering all of Central California.

This is an informational site about various social groups for people with Herpes (HSV-1 and/or HSV-2), in the San Joaquin Valley. We have alliances with similar groups throughout California and the US. The group outreach and social event information provided covers namely the San Joaquin Valley: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties. We welcome everyone over 18 who is interested in making new friends, sharing fun activities, and meeting others who share our particular situation.

 

LA HELP/ Orange County HELP

http://www.lahelp.org/

http://www.lahelp.org/index2.php

From their Website:

Herpes does not discriminate.

Living with herpes isn’t easy. Southern California HELP Group is here to provide you the tools and support necessary to overcome this situation. LAOC HELP is the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the Herpes Resource Center . We invite you to join us on the 4th Tuesday night of each month or the first Friday in OC to learn more about dealing with Herpes.

ORANGE COUNTY HELP

OUR MISSION

We are a social organization whose mission is to help those with Herpes help themselves develop the social skills needed to cope with Herpes. Our meetings may include speakers, small group discussions and films. We have a Medical Advisor who is a Medical Doctor but the majority of our members are volunteers who share similar problems of coping with Herpes.

 

Orange County Friends

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrangeCountyFriends/

From their Website:

Orange County Friends is a social group for people with herpes.

OrangeCountyFriends is not a dating service, but a social group that allows members to meet socially in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. We have alliances with similar groups throughout California and the US.

 

Sacramento Friends

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SacFriends/info

From their Website:

Hello and welcome to our Sacramento Friends social group for people living with herpes. Our members live in and around the Sacramento area and stretch as far as the Bay Area. This group was formed for a variety of reasons. First and foremost this group is for socializing and meeting others in a non-threatening environment for friendship and fun. This is not a dating service but you may meet someone special at one of our events. Singles and couples are welcome to join. We also lend support to those who are struggling emotionally with this affliction. We’re here to let you know that life does not STOP when you contract herpes; you just need to make a few minor adjustments.

 

San Diego City HELP

http://www.sandiegocityhelp.org/

From their Website:

San Diego City HELP is a confidential, non-profit self-help support group for people with herpes (HSV) or human papillomavirus (HPV) and their partners. We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm, in the Administrative Conference Room of UCSD Medical Center at 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego 92103. We offer emotional support and reliable medical information. We welcome your participation, constructive criticism and ideas.

 

San Diego Friends (SDFriends)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdfriends2/

From their Website:

San Diego Friends (SDFriends) is a social group for people with herpes who live in the San Diego area. We welcome everyone over 18 who is interested in making new friends, sharing interesting activities together, and meeting others who share our unique situation. SDFriends is not a dating service or personal introduction service. Instead, we plan social events and activities to allow you, the members, to meet one another in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere. It’s really mostly just about making new friends and having fun together. Our events take place at both private homes and public locations, so even new people will find a setting in which they feel comfortable.

 

SD Friends Meetup Group

http://www.meetup.com/san-diego-herpes/

From their Website:

This group is my effort to pickup where the moderator of the yahoo group left off. It looked like there were some problems using yahoo groups to schedule events and keep things organized so I have decided to move it over to meetup.com. SD Friends is intended for San Diegans that have herpes. This is a social group to meet other cool people in San Diego going through the same thing. I’ll try and make the events diverse so that as many people can participate in the group as possible. Anyone who is interested in helping organize events, has ideas for events, suggestions, comments, etc… please feel free to send me an email.

 

Socials All Over Southern California

http://www.meetup.com/H-Social/

From their Website:

Where meeting people is our goal no more being alone!
WE DO FUN & FRIENDLY HERPES SOCIALS ALL OVER SOUTHERN CA.
Singles, couples, gay, straight & anyone who wants to be social & is dealing with Herpes.
This is a social site for people with Herpes. You must have herpes to belong to this meetup.

 

Southern California Friends

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SouthernCalFriends/info

From their Website:

Welcome to Southern California Friends, the social group for people with herpes! We have regularly scheduled social activities, trips and other events which provide the opportunity for socializing, making new friends, meeting others with herpes, and having fun in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Membership is open to everyone over the age of 18 years, though membership is not a requirement to attend our social activities.