About HS Online

HS Online is a unique resource developed in collaboration with leading doctors in the field and people living with hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as HS. HS Online is designed to help educate, uplift and empower the HS community with trusted information and support created by the combined effort of a Global Steering Committee and a Canadian Steering Committee.

Up to 1% of the population would be living with hidradenitis suppurativa, yet there has been limited information available about this recurrent, and often painful, inflammatory skin disease.1,2,3  

Here, you’ll be able to learn about the basics of HS, hear perspectives from HS experts and patients, fill out our Talking to Your Dermatologist interactive discussion guide for information and tips to help navigate a conversation with a health care provider, connect with local support groups and much more.


  1. Revuz J. Hidradenitis Suppurativa. JEADV 2009, 23, 985 –998
  2. Jemec G. Hidradenitis Suppurativa. N Engl J Med. 2012; 366:158-64.
  3. Zouboulis CC, Tsatsou F (2012) Disorders of the apocrine sweat glands. In: Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Leffell DJ, Wolff K (eds) Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. 8th ed, McGraw Hill, New York Chicago, pp 947-959.