Trying to find herpes support isn’t always easy. You almost need to live in major city to have any chance of finding a support group specifically for people dealing with herpes. For this reason, many turn to the internet for support and this can have mixed results.
There are a lot of memories that can stick in a person’s mind. Things like your first kiss, that winning touchdown, a big promotion…etc. One of those memories may also include the day the doctor confirmed your herpes diagnosis. Time probably stopped and your ride home seemed like an eternity. Once home, you were scared but the worst part is that you felt isolated and alone.
Like most, you can’t exactly pick up the phone and tell your friends or post it as your Facebook status. More times than not, the stigma of herpes is worst than actually having the virus, itself. Then, the fear and anxiety set in as you try to ponder what life with herpes will be like. It is times like these where a little support can go a long way.
Those who have lived with herpes for more than 20 years had it a lot harder as support wasn’t readily available. Today, however, we have the power of the internet.
Support for herpes is just a few clicks away. You just need to find it and have the courage to realize that you may not be able to deal with this on your own. This is one of the reasons why HWerks was started. Members join all the time who are in this very same situation. You can almost hear them breathe a sigh of relief as they enter.
Our members can find great support via our forums and live chat but there are other places to also find good support for herpes.
For more support options:
- Check the local herpes groups in your state. While most groups are social with a monthly get-together, many offer support as well. The word “Help” in the title indicate that they offer support. The groups are listed on the right side of the page, HERE.
- Pick up the phone and contact the National Herpes Hotline at (919) 361-8488 or the National STD/STI Hotline at (800) 227-8922.
- Go to an event! If you want to meet a really great bunch of people who also share our “Gift” then check out an event. Local groups usually have a monthly get-together. There are also National Events where people fly in from all over to attend. There is even a cruise this year! Events are more of a social setting rather than support but you will definitely see that you are not alone. Many first-time event goers will tell you that events make a huge impact.
Not everybody living with herpes needs support. They consider it just another curve ball that life throws their way. For others, a little support is all they to get their lives back on track. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to do this alone. Don’t be afraid to get help. It doesn’t make you weak, it just means that you are human.
Of course, you are welcome to join us! We have awesome members!
If you know of other great support outlets or local locations, let us know in the comment section. We would like to hear from you and others may find it useful as well!