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New Zealand H Friends is a social and support group for those with genital herpes 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 have a fledgling group in Wellington, and those from other regions wishing to start up meetings locally are encouraged to approach us to discuss. We will do everything we can to support you through the process. 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.

Should you decide not to join us for whatever reason, please message me (Sue) to discuss options. Or you can email me at It's important that everyone has access to help, someone to talk to. Please also check out the NZ Herpes Foundation's informative website and related resources -


This site is secure, and we've not had any issues in the 2 years it's been up and running. However you might want to consider the following:-

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