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.
We have members throughout NZ, with most regions / centres represented. Although Meetups are largely Auckland based currently, we also have organisers in Wellington and Christchurch. Those from other areas wishing to organise Meetups locally are encouraged to approach us to discuss. We will do everything we can to support you through the process.
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.
Finally, please note that this is a support / social group, not a dating site. Of course, if you find a partner via this group we're very happy for you both. But please keep in mind that others are here primarily for support, and respect others boundaries accordingly :).
Should you decide not to join us for whatever reason, please message me (Sue) to discuss options. Or you can email me at NZHFriends@gmail.com. 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 - www.herpes.org.nz.
This site is secure, and we've not had any issues in the 3 years it's been up and running. However you might want to consider the following:-
~ 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.