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!
New Jersey Quick Facts
- Population: 8,791,894 (2010 Census)
- Population Rank: 11th
- State Capitol: Trenton
- Largest Cities: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, Dover, Hamilton, Trenton, Camden
- Border States: Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania
- State Size: 47th
- Fun Fact: Atlantic City is where the street names came from in the game Monopoly.
H2O New Jersey
From their Website:
We are a New Jersey based social group for members of the “HSV” community. Our goal is to build a network of friends, in which people can socialize in a fun, relaxed environment.
The activities we plan are for going out, having fun, and making new friends. We do not talk about health or support issues out in public (please keep those topics here in the message board), nor do we identify the nature of the group in any way. We all share the same concerns about discretion. Coming to a social event is just like going out with any other extended group of friends, except here we all share a similar history.
Quote: “I enjoy attending these social group events, not because I associate them with H, but because they are an opportunity for me to forget those concerns for an evening. Here, I’m not the one person in the group hiding a terrible secret. With these friends, I am normal again” -GD
H- Friends in South Jersey
From their Website:
This group is to provide support and a social group for myself and others who have HSV. This page is not totally private. Members will not show to anyone who is browsing. Anyone who wants to join will have to approved by me first. I suggest to keep yourself private I would create a username that does not have your name in it or use another name and use a different email address than what you usually do. Your picture is not required. Give you an example when I first created the site I was Shirley for a little while ….lol and I created a yahoo account to get the email for this site. It is really a shame that we have to hide like this hopefully there will come a day when that will pass.