It's a big ethical problem."For Jennifer Nicholas, it was more than just an ethical problem.Once she told men she was dating about herpes, many ran in the opposite direction."One guy, I thought he was Mr. But then when I told him that I had herpes, he said, 'Forget my phone number, forget my address,' and he blocked me from being able to message him on the computer," she says.One site, H2Ofriends.com, lists events for people with herpes in some 40 cities, from San Francisco, California, to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ' My friend said, 'We're the Charlotte pottery club!
But then later, "I have people sending me thank you e-mails all the time."Instead I found more than 500.""Charlotteh" was started two years ago by Pam - who, like John, doesn't want her last name used.She discovered she had herpes, and dating had become difficult."I'm 27, working on a Ph.We give you a place to go and talk to others who have herpes and find out how they are dealing with it. (CNN) -- When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene."And wham, with my very first girlfriend, I caught herpes," he says.Members don't have to worry about when to tell other members they have herpes, since everyone in the group does.