– Send Jo Ann a “friend request.” But you’re not done yet!
Don’t forget to do the step below or else Jo Ann will not know why you sent her a friend request!
Many local herpes groups function as both a Herpes Support Group and a Herpes Social Group.
There are also many “secret” (hidden) herpes Facebook groups that have hundreds or thousands of members, but cannot be found by doing a search and require knowing the right person who can “add” you.
If you want to take extra precautions to keep your herpes status private online, we recommend the following: – Create a brand new email account and username on Gmail or Yahoo that does not use your real name or any other words that too closely identify who you are.
For instance, if your real name is “Kate Frisbatch” from Los Angeles, you might create a new email account such as “[email protected]* and your username might be “K818 Angel”.
While most people who join herpes groups are nice, normal people, there are always a few folks out there who are trolling for dates/sex, or who send you a message recommending a herpes site, group, product or dating service for which they may receive a commission or have another motive for getting you to join.
If anyone like this contacts you, please report this immediately to your group admins or contact us at this site.
There may be a *secret* Facebook group in your area.Do NOT use this email address to do anything else except to sign up for herpes groups, herpes dating services, and herpes social media sites (including Facebook).– If you join any herpes groups on social media (such as Meetup, Facebook, Yahoo, or other community sites), do NOT accept friend requests from anyone you haven’t already met, except for group admins/moderators.– Use this new email address and username *exclusively* for your herpes-related online activities.Do NOT share this email address with any of your non-herpes friends.