What we're about
WE ENJOY FUN & FRIENDLY H-SOCIALS ALL OVER SOUTHERN CA.
This is a social site for people with Herpes & HPV. This is not just a dating site. Some have met their loves at our events, and many have found great friendship with others who understand what it is like to have H.
***SIDE NOTE BEFORE JOINING our H Meetup: For total PRIVACY on Meetup, you might want to join us with a separate email account just for your H-related stuff. Some keep a separate Facebook page for their Herpes websites etc for the most privacy. If you join us with an email that is linked to your Main FB, or are currently using Meetup with other groups, then understand that your membership in this group might be visible to others. As a solution, you can log into your account, go to 'Settings', then 'Privacy', then un-select 'Show my groups'. ***
If you have HPV (warts) only, you are welcome to join this group, we are primarily a Herpes social but many here have both viruses. HPV, the virus that causes a wart, is NOT always a lifetime virus so understand this if you become involved with someone with Herpes. Herpes is a lifetime virus. HPV has many different strains so being with someone that has HPV may make you prone to another form of the HPV virus. Know the facts and be safe. The CDC's webpage has great information on it.
Herpes/HPV won't stop us from living a full life. Being social is the first step to taking back your power, finding great love and friendships, and living happily.
Statistics show that just by being social, the emotional healing begins! 1 in 4 people have an STD. Many have herpes & do not even know they have it since they do not show symptoms. Many do not understand that when you're tested for STDs you have to ask specifically for a Herpes Blood test. Unless you request it, you're usually not tested for Herpes because a separate blood test is required.
If you're interested in hosting socials, just ask and we'll be happy to make you an Event Host. It's fun, simple, and a meaningful way to be more involved in the community!
THE GROUP'S LOCATION MIGHT SOMETIMES CHANGE SO WE CAN REACH MORE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER SO-CAL TO JOIN. Week by week our group might be based in LA, IE, Long Beach, OC , SF Valley or San Diego, to keep new members joining from all over the region. Share this Meetup with your friends or peeps you meet on the other H sites. The more the merrier!!