OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for more than 21 years and is dedicated to the building of healthy and empowered LGBT communities in South Africa and internationally, while reducing hetrosexism and homophobia in society.

I DON’T CARE...

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  • Created: 10 September 2015

options to using condoms lube out Some guys just don't want to think about condoms and lube. If you don't use condoms and water based lube, there are still other precautions you can take:

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA ‘FRIEND OF THE COURT’ IN QWELANE HATE SPEECH CASE

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  • Created: 28 November 2013

On 30 October, the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) filed its papers as amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) in the South Gauteng High Court, in a matter that concerns the contents of a newspaper article entitled "Call me names, but gay is not ok", written by Jon Qwelane and published in the Sunday Sun on 20 July 2008.

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NEW HIV STRAIN IN RUSSIA

  • Category: News
  • Created: 24 October 2013

new hiv strain found in russia A Siberian research centre claims that a new, possibly more dangerous, strain of the HI virus is spreading “at a rapid rate” in Russia.

The Moscow Times said that the 02_AG/A subtype was first found in the city of Novosibirsk in 2006.

The strain is now responsible for more than 50% of all new infections in the region, said the Novosibirsk Koltsovo science city.

Natalya Gashnikova from the Vektor state biotechnology research centre at Koltsovo stated that the new strain “might be the most virulent form of HIV in Russia”.

The newspaper further reported that the subtype has also “been detected in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, as well as the former Soviet republics of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan”.

It is unclear how the new strain responds to ARV treatment.

While the battle against the global epidemic is showing results elsewhere, HIV infection rates continue to increase in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

According to UNAIDS, it is “the only region where HIV prevalence clearly remains on the rise”.

Efforts to combat the virus are hampered by a conservative culture in which sex education in schools is limited and social stigma against HIV positive people is said to be rampant.

Between 2001 and 2011, the estimated number of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia increased from 970 000 to 1.4 million, says UNAIDS in its most recent fact sheet on the area.

Source: www.mambaonline.com

SPOTTING HIV: THE SYMPTOMS

  • Category: News
  • Created: 07 November 2013

OUT site hiv symptoms october 2013 article We all know that being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence if your treatment is well managed, but you may not know that tackling the virus sooner rather than later is often better for your health – and could add years to your life.

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