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hope0504

Any uk members on here?

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hope0504

Hi , I am new to this site and to HSV, looking for people from anywhere to talk to about living with HSV, but would like to start with the UK for now. Are there any other members from the UK on here?

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GntiNh

Hi and welcome. There are quite a few UK members and we have a secret facebook page as well. Hope you find the site useful

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pinklemonade

I am also from the UK.. London :). Feel free to message me, I am new and could use the talk :)

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hope0504

Hey

How long have you known you have had hsv?

btw i am on skype if its more of a private place to talk?

:)

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allyuk

Hey there how's it going? I'm 27 male from uk had H nearly

3 years now. I run a secret support group on Facebook. Also

Have Skype so if you want to chat or want support feel free to

Message me this is for everyone :)

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Rach2k13

Hey guys thanks for all your replies! If u have b and would like to add me it's Rachel Leeds.... Hopefully speak soon!

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hope0504

Where in the UK are you? How new is it to you? Hope you're well :)

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Peculiarpianist

Uk

I'm from London.

I've had it since February when I was on my year abroad in America... Now I'm back.

Where abouts are you?

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hope0504

I'm from Birmingham

What were you doing in America , travelling or working?

Do you use Skype? We can type on there if you like as I'm hardly ever on this site.

:)

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Peculiarpianist

Uk

I was studying piano performance for a year :) at university of Maine :)

Sure: jesswhitepearson

What's yours?

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Dangermouse2170

I'm uk too also have a look at hype it's a uk based site with meet ups and its friendly take care I'm the same name on there as on here.

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Rowdy7420

I am also from UK. Been living with HSV for eight years now, but to be honest it feels like a life sentence! or it did until one of my friends confided that they had the same....finally realised that I was not alone! I have seen from other posts that there is a Facebook site, can anyone tell me what it is, and how if I join it, how it remains private?

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Fairy332

Think I need some support, thought I was ok and carried on with life but its really hit me! Only had it for 6weeks! 23 yr old female from London :-(! Anyone got advice I feel so helpless??

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GntiNh

Fairy there is a UK secret (and I mean secret) facebook page for UK members. If you contact allyuk on here he can add you. There are about 100 members and there is a ladies only sub section. Lots of younger members and good support there on the same time zone (which helps lol). Take care x

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Sunstar07

Hi

New to this site and based in London,UK ,have been living with genital herpes for two years,just looking for people in the same boat whp can relate to me

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Sunstar07
Hi and welcome. There is a UK secret fb page, if you message allyuk on here he can add you.

Thanks will message him

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