The Phoenix Association

We're Here for You

We're Here for You

It's not just physical, it's emotional.  Come talk with us, we can help. 

Since 1982, we've been offering a friendly, supportive environment where members in Toronto and the surrounding areas can get accurate information and share experiences with others who have genital herpes.  All information is held in strict confidence. 

Being diagnosed with genital herpes and learning to cope with this news can be difficult.  You might feel ashamed, embarrassed or angry and have many questions about what to do, who to tell, how to tell, etc. all of which are all very normal questions.  Our monthly meetings are an opportunity for you to hear the experiences of other members and to share your own thoughts or questions if you wish.  

What is Herpes? 

Genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects up to 1 in 7 Canadian adults between the ages of 14-59 and can manifest itself through painful sores and lesions. Transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal and/or oral sex, there is currently no cure but antiviral medication, natural alternatives and a healthy lifestyle can mitigate the frequency and severity of outbreaks. 

You CAN be happy!

You CAN date!

You CAN flourish! 

DON'T let herpes win!