addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

New Zealand H Friends is a social and support group for those with genital herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2) living throughout Aotearoa. We offer advice and empathy - and good company in a safe, relaxed environment. The newly diagnosed are particularly welcome - we fully understand how difficult this time can be for you. Current membership spans all age ranges, with a great wealth of experience for newbies to draw upon. We are fully inclusive and non-judgmental – all are welcome.

Although mainly Auckland based at present, we aim to facilitate ‘satellite’ Meetups. We currently have an assistant organizer in Wellington, and those from other regions wishing to start up meetings locally are encouraged to approach the organizers to discuss. We will do everything we can to support you through the process. We eventually hope to create a large collaborative network of groups spanning the country. We are unfortunately unable to extend our invite to those living overseas – our focus is on NZ residents.

This is a private group. Only this group description and a few basic stats are in the public domain. Personal information (name, photo, profile) and most activity details (venue specifics, event description, attendees) are only available to members. Plus you can be as anonymous as you wish - you don't need to supply a photo, and some use pseudonyms. All potential members of NZ H Friends must indicate that they have genital herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2) when they request to join the group and answer a few simple questions on our membership request form.

Should you decide not to join us for whatever reason, please consider accessing the NZ Herpes Foundation's informative website and related resources - 


~ If you belong to other Meetup groups, please consider hiding your Meetup group list via Settings. Otherwise people might notice your affiliation to this group. 

~ Joining the Meetup site using Facebook could also potentially reveal your links to us. Please think about choosing one of the non-Facebook alternatives.

~ For extra privacy, we recommend joining this group using a new email address that you create to use exclusively for H-related online activities.

We're 21 Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:00 PM

    Sunday Meetup at Ostro

    5 Members attending
Founded May 23, 2015



Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy