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Herpes simplex virus is a common skin condition that can be transmitted sexually through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Read below for support resources for individuals diagnosed with HSV.


HSV Support Group

Metro Detroit HELP: HELP meetings are open to people with herpes and/or HPV and their partners. The meetings have varying formats including discussion, videos, and speakers. The purpose is to share our strength, knowledge, and experience. 

3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:00-8:30

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti

For more information:


Individual Support

Students can use Wellness Coaching over video chat, audio, or typed chat for support.


Online Resources

American Sexual Health Association's Herpes Resource Center

Herpes Opportunity (Education and online support)

My Boyfriend Has Herpes (Instagram account)


See also:

Sexual Health

Resources for Sexual Health