Metro Detroit HELP (MDH) is a support group for people with herpes and HPV. We offer support, information, understanding, and sharing of personal experience in a non-judgmental atmosphere. MDH, established in 1980, is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Herpes Resource Center, an American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) program.

If you have genital herpes, you are far from alone. Infection with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2), the virus which is the most common cause of genital herpes, is a lot more common than you might think. Some estimates say that one in four people in the USA or 25 percent of the population is infected with HSV2. Please contact us and join us at our monthly meetings. We look forward to seeing you there.

American Sexual Health Association

The American Sexual Health Assocation is a trusted source of reliable information on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

Sexual health is about much more than body parts and infections. Itís a key part of our overall health and no wonder, since it affects our minds and bodies, families and communities, even our spirits. Sexual health touches on everything from the quality of our relationships to what goes on when we visit the medical clinic. It involves talking to our kids about safer sex, giving and getting respect from our partner, and recognizing we have a right to the sheer joy of pleasure.

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We don't like to ask but we can't live without them. You can now donate online.

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Member Comments

We have many members/attendees who would like to share the benefits that Metro Detroit HELP has given them. A few have agreed to post their comments here.

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Privacy Statement

All contact with Metro Detroit HELP is strictly confidential. We will not share your name or other information about you with any other person or organization for any reason at any time without prior consent.

National Facebook Group

A secret Facebook group called National HELP Support Group has been created for herpes and HPV related topics.

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Motor City Friends

Motor City Friends (MCF) is a very active social group in the Metro Detroit area for people with HSV and HPV. Their mission is to provide a safe enviornment to make new friends, feel comfortable, socialize, and respect the diversity of people that are being brought together. MCF is not part of MDH but a separate and distinct organization. However, many people who attend MDH meetings and events also attend MCF events. MCF organizes all kinds of events including parties, dinners, and nights out. If you would like to attend an event please contact them at

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POC Michigan

People of Color Michigan is a social networking and self-help group in the Detroit area for folks interested in interacting with others who share our gift. Our activities are geared toward African Americans, but anyone 18 and over is welcome, regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. Respect for privacy and confidentiality is of utmost concern and required for group membership!

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