This is a group for anyone who has been gifted with HSV, the virus that causes Herpes and/or HPV. We meet together on a monthly basis to eat, drink and play games. We want to encourage others as they find out their diagnosis and offer continual support. We are a resource for getting accurate information about the viruses. We are a group of friends that want to encourage and support each other day to day while we live with our "gift". This similarity that brings us together is unique to all other kinds of groups out there. We have all experienced the shock of diagnosis and the emotional roller coaster of "how did this happen to me?" Though we have received our gift by different paths, some through infidelity and others knowingly taking the risk and losing, and everything in-between, we share apprehensions of future relationships and reactions to others "finding out". We are glad to be with people that know our "secret" and still accepts us. We all know the social stigma that comes with H. The culture fears it. We live with it. WE ARE STRONG! We are over-comers. Life is not over for us and we are here to prove it!