Sunday, March 19, 2006

Herpes Social / Activities Group - say what?

If you are looking for a place to "belong" and want to make new friends, San Francisco has a group for just about every persuasion, whether it is lifestyle, hobbies, interests, fetishes, diseases or the like. However, I have to admit to laughing just a little (well...okay, a lot) when I saw this post on Craigslist. While herpes simplex virus (HSV variety 1 or 2) is a virus like any other, and presumably there can be social stigmas regarding herpes, a social activity group for people with cold sores and genital herpes seems a little crazy.

Is there a Varicella Zoster Virus Activities group (for all of us living with the chicken pox virus in our nerve endings - just waiting for reactivation in old age causing shingles). Wait a minute - Varicella Zoster IS a herpes virus. So maybe I should convince the Herpes Social Group to open their doors to a broader range of Herpes viruses - there are more. We could not only include people with Varicella Zoster Virus (the chicken pox causing virus) but also those with cytomegalo virus of CMV. There are others that I am forgetting, I am sure.

So...here's to social activity groups for all of us inflicted with viral infections, whether they be sexually transmitted infections (STI's) or otherwise.

Ciao!

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Herpes Social / Activities Group: "Herpes Social / Activities Group

Reply to: comm-142979672@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-03-18, 11:00AM PST

Bay Area Friends (BAF) is the San Francisco Bay Area's local social group for people with herpes ( hsv, hsv1, hsv2 ). In the past few years, we've grown to over 1000 members! Meet other interesting men and women like us through free events organized by our members such as happy hours, museum trips, theatre, picnics and BBQ's, skiing, hiking ( Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Yosemite, etc.), cycling / biking, running, beach parties, house parties, surfing, camping, dancing, music concerts, comedy shows, movies, white-water rafting, wine-tasting, skydiving and you-name-it. There are NO membership applications, NO dues, and NO officers. Just show up and you're in! It's fun and it's FREE and you have nothing to lose.

For more info, go to http://www.bayareafriends.org and be sure to join our Yahoo group at http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/bayareafriendssf/ "

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all...and to all a good night.

Check out my friends posts on St. Patrick's Day delights...Leprechauns and Lore...and more!

Irish Toasts, Curses and more

Naughty Leprechaun Webcam

Irish Pub Crawl - in Dublin

Irish Pub Cuisine from the comfort of your own home

Irish Jig or two...

Ready to roll...blog on!

-Jeff