I’ve just recently offered myself up as a “Buddy” for the local Herpes support group — basically, if there are new members who feel like they need a bit more hand holding than just the e-mail list and the social & support events, the admins ask for people to volunteer to be a “Buddy” to that person, to give them some one-on-one sympathy, support, whatever.  Knowing (and as it’s documented somewhat in late December posts) what a traumatic experience it was for me to come to grips with my H+ status, I want to do what I can to make it easier for others.  So I shot off an introductory e-mail to the new member this morning, we’ll see how this goes.