Just because you tested positive, doesn’t mean that your life is over. Herpes is arguably one of the most shamed medical conditions out there. There’s also a lot of misinformation about herpes, and it can be hard to find the answers you need. Whether you’re looking for a serious discussion or a fun night out to dinner, you can find a variety of local herpes support groups to help you in Canada.
The Phoenix Association
Being diagnosed with herpes can be scary and confusing. If you have any questions about who to tell, how to tell them, what does this mean for your dating life, then The Phoenix Association is a great place to ask! The Phoenix Association holds “self-help”-style meetings once a month – these are open forums where anyone can ask questions or share their experiences. Come here to find out about prescription drugs and their side effects, natural treatments, role-playing, discussing your condition with your partner, and more. Definitely one of the most helpful herpes support groups in Canada.
An in-person group that meets once a month in Burnaby, Canada. There is also a very active Yahoo group where you can post questions, share links, and connect online with members.
Vancouver H Friends
One of the most active herpes support groups in Canada. A social group for people with herpes in the greater Vancouver area that has a diverse group of members 300+ on Meetup and 500+ on Yahoo! Groups. They set out to prove that you can have fun and find new friends, regardless of the situation! Join the Meetup group to find a variety of activities from pub nights to dinners. New to the area? Don’t be afraid to join! New members come all the time, just let someone at VHF know and they’ll be sure to help introduce you to some friendly faces at the next event.
Five by Five
Five by Five is a Canadian military term that means “loud and clear, everything is working 100%” – just like you. Don’t let herpes damage who you are! This is a social group for people with herpes, we cover a variety of interests. If you don’t see a meetup you’d like, we’re always looking for news hosts/hostesses! Email us if you’re interested in hosting an event.
Inland NW Friends
An online take on herpes support groups. It is an online group for adults with herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) and HPV to find new friendships and romance. It is also a place to ask questions and get support for dealing with herpes.
H Support and Social Group Ottawa
HSS is a herpes support group in Canada for adults with HSV-1, HSV-2, and HPV. The group is open to members of all ages, sexual orientations, religions, races, etc. Through this group members have the opportunity to hang out with people “who just get it” in Ottawa. You can attend fun events with people who understand what you’re going through. What kind of events? HSS Hosts a variety of events all over the city, it could be anything from a concert to a pub night! You can even submit your own ideas through their Meetup group. You also have access to a helpful support message board through HSS. You can find information about herpes resources in Canada, and you can ask questions of your own! Hang out, get support through social events, create lasting friendships, and maybe even find a partner at HSS.
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