Bay Area Friends (BAF) is a social group for people with genital herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2) who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We welcome anyone over 18 who is interested in making new friends, sharing fun activities together, and meeting others who share our surprisingly common situation. In the last few years, we have grown to over 2000 members and are one of the largest and most active “H” social groups in the world. Please join us!
BAF membership is totally FREE. BAF has NO dues and NO membership fees – just lots of fun activities for you to enjoy, all organized by other members like you. Because BAF has NO officers, NO social directors, NO dues and NO budget – we rely on our individual members like you to volunteer to organize events and activities that others might be interested in, such as Happy Hours, Brunches, Hikes, Picnics, Ski Trips, Beach Parties, Bike Rides, Museum Tours, Nightclub Trips, Kid-Friendly Events, Dancing, Ball Games, Surfing, Snowboarding, Camping, Bowling, Wine-Tasting, Skating, Comedy Shows, Billiards/Pool, Concerts, Motorcycle Rides, Movies & Dinner, etc. If you’d like to see more events in your area, or more events that reflect you interests, please plan something!
Since herpes does not discriminate, we are a very diverse group of people. It doesn’t matter who you are, what your ethnic background is, how old you are, your sexual preference, your religion or your politics or what you do for a living - we’re a great big mix of wonderful individuals and we make the most of it! New people attend events all the time and in fact, many of us are also very new to this situation and to the group. We will make sure to introduce you to other friendly folks and make you feel at home. Please check our Events Calendar to see what’s coming next. We’d love to meet you!
BAF is not a herpes dating service and provides no personal ads. Instead, members plan social events and activities to allow members to meet one another in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere. It’s mostly just about making new friends and having fun together. Although most members are single, couples are also welcome to attend our events. In fact, many couples have met through the group!
If you are interested in online dating sites for people with herpes, we also provide links and reviews of herpes dating services, as well as mainstream dating services.
If you are gay, lesbian, bi or transgender – LGBT with herpes, we have info and support for you as well.
Most major cities in the USA, Canada and around the world have active social and support groups for people with genital herpes and/or HPV. Click here for links to other Herpes and HPV social and support groups throughout the world.
In order to keep informed about our upcoming events, we STRONGLY recommend that you join the Bay Area Friends Meetup Group and the Bay Area Friends Yahoo Group as well. It’s a great way to stay connected to the community, and many last minute activities are posted there. Click here for more info.
If you are new to herpes and seek medical and other information on how to deal with your new situation, click here for Herpes Support Information.
We Need Your Help!
Social and support groups like Bay Area Friends are in all major cities in the USA and around the world. Unfortunately, many people with herpes don’t know that we exist or how to find us. Please help spread the word about this site by emailing it to your friends with herpes and using some of the new sharing and social networking buttons that we have added to each page.
Also, we appreciate your feedback and suggestions to improve this site. Please contact us via the comments forms at the bottom of each page or the contact form if you want to tell us about new links, broken links, typos or misspellings, and anything else! Thank you for your help!
The Bay Area Friends Herpes Social Group has members who live all over the Bay Area including but not limited to: Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Benicia, Berkeley, Belmont, Burlingame, Campbell, Castro Valley, Concord, Cupertino, Danville, Daly City, Discovery Bay, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Hayward, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Gatos, Marin, Martinez, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mill Valley, Milpitas, Mountain View, Monterey, Morgan Hill, Napa, Oakland, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, Sacramento, Salinas, San Anselmo, San Leandro, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Sonoma, Sunnyvale, Tiburon, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Watsonville, and beyond! Please join us!