All other resources are still available.

Please refer to the following temporary website:
HS-USA apologizes for any inconveniece this may cause.

A Few Guidelines…

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Please visit the links above and encourage your friends and family members to do the same. We need everyone to contact their representatives in order to get this Bill passed.
10/21/2007 ++ Fun Stuff at Cafepress

Something fun, for a change… SAD BUT TRUE, our Cafepress store, now features unique and funny apparel for all ages and a monthly bumper sticker. They make great presents for people who don’t take themselves too seriously. And best yet – all proceeds go to programs benefiting HS sufferers.


HS-USA is a nonprofit public 501c3 charity incorporated in the State of Michigan, USA.

What are our goals?

We are dedicated to bringing about greater awareness and understanding of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a disease widely spread but largely unknown, within the medical profession and in the public at large; to encourage teaching in the schools; to train health practitioners to help identify, diagnose, and treat HS; and to foster scientific research.

We will provide a forum for Hidradenitis Suppurativa patient advocacy and rights.
We will support educational outreach which instills awareness and knowledge of Hidradenitis Suppurativa by the public and private sectors.
Vix Kennedy, Founder HS-USA, Inc.

We believe…. We CAN be healed!

This web site

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope to provide you with useful information here.
We are a non-profit organization running on donated time and means, but dedicated to providing a service to patients, medical personnel and all others who are kind enough to inquire about this disease.

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