Welcome to the Indy HELP web page. This site was created to provide individuals in the Indianapolis area with information, help, and support.
Herpes affects your life both physically and emotionally. You don't have to face it alone. Visit Indy HELP - a support group for people like you - people who have herpes and can help you learn to live a happy and fulfilling life. Your life can improve after herpes!
The herpes virus is far more common than most people realize. Researchers estimate that some 30 million American adults have genital herpes infections, and as many as 90% of American adults have been exposed to oral herpes - whick commonly causes "cold sores" on the lips or face. The epidemic rise of herpes simplex in the past decade has attracted the attention of the press from time to time. The stories have sometimes spread more fear than information and created more questions than answers.
For many, diagnosis with herpes can mean a time of confusion, anger, fear, and frustration. HELP IS AVAILABLE.
The Herpes Resource Center (HRC), a program of the American Social Health Association, sponsors many local support groups in the United States and Canada.
AUGUST 2020: We are resuming the meetings! In accordance with CDC guidlines and Marion County mandate, face coverings (masks) will be REQUIRED. The mask must be worn while inside the building and for the entire duration of the meeting. The mask must cover BOTH your mouth and your nose, and should fit properly without slipping or gapping.
New for 2019-2020: Meetings are now 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes. Meetings will continue to start at 7:00pm, but will end at 8:00pm instead of 8:30pm.
Meeting times: We will continue to meet once a month and the meetings are always on the SECOND THURSDAY of every month. Click here for the full meeting calendar.
Parking Lot Note: Parking for all IndyHELP meetings is always free. If there is an event at the Murat Center (across the street), there may be a parking lot attendant. Simply tell them you are going to a meeting in the English Foundation Building. There are many meetings in the English Foundation Building, and the parking lot attendants are not aware of the meeting purpose. They should direct you to park on the north side of the building.