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Bay Area Friends Pages

Bay Area Friends (BAF) is a PRIVATE social group for people with genital herpes (HSV1, HSV2) who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over @ 2000 members, we are on of the largest and most active regional "H" groups in the country! We welcome anyone over 18 who is interested in making new friends, sharing fun activities together, and meeting others who share our surprisingly common situation.

Bay Area Friends on Meetup is a PRIVATE group. Only our group description is public. Only approved members (with HSV) can view our group events and other information. Please join us!

BAF is not a dating service and provides no personal ads. Instead, we plan social events and activities to allow you, the members, to meet one another in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere. It's mostly just about making new friends and having fun together. Although most members are single, couples are also welcome to join and attend events. In fact, many couples have met through the group! But making friends who share our very common situation is the primary reason why most people join our group. Many members are interested in dating, and many others are only interested in making friends. It's very important for us to provide a "safe place" for new members and especially those who are *new to their herpes diagnosis* to be able to talk to people about their questions, and not deal with unwanted advances. Please help us make the newbies feel welcome and safe.

BAF relies on our regular members like YOU to volunteer to organize events and activities that others might be interested in, such as Happy Hours, Brunches, Hikes, Ski Trips, Beach Parties, Museum Tours, Kid-Friendly Events, Dancing, Ball Games, Wine-Tasting, Comedy Shows, Concerts, Movies & Dinner, and you-name-it If you'd like to see more events in your area, or more events that reflect you interests, please plan something!

Since herpes does not discriminate, we are a very diverse group of people. It doesn’t matter who you are, what your ethnic background is, your age, your sexual preference, your religion or your politics or what you do for a living – we’re a great big mix of wonderful individuals and we make the most of it! New people attend events all the time – in fact, many of us are also very new to this situation and to the group. We’ll make sure to introduce you to other friendly folks and make you feel at home.

If you would like to find an H social group in another city, or if you would prefer to join an online dating service for people with herpes, there are many listed at http://www.datingwith...

This group's information is set to PRIVATE and ONLY MEMBERS can view our events and other content. If you have herpes, please join us. For privacy purposes, you may want to create a new anonymous email address on Gmail or Yahoo and use that to join this group. Cheers!

Related Links:
BAF's original group on Yahoo Groups:

BAF's public website with information you can share with non-members:

General Information and Links to Herpes Social Groups in other cities and around the world:

IMPORTANT RE: YOUR PRIVACY ON MEETUP. If you would like to join this Meetup Group, but don't want Bay Area Friends to show up in the list of all Meetup Groups that you belong to, you must go into your Meetup Profile and change your settings to "Hide Groups". Here are the instructions:

Also, it is important NOT to link your Facebook and Meetup profiles. If they are currently linked, click on the link below and follow the directions to UNLINK your Meetup and Facebook accounts:

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About Bay Area Friends April 29, 2015 8:12 PM anonymous

San Francisco, CA

Founded Apr 16, 2010

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Mondo, Jules, Princess Confusion, Ron

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