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.

Slamming – how to be safe

  • Category: News
  • Created: 28 September 2017

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Slamming is when you inject drugs, like crystal meth, when you have sex to increase pleasure (also known as chemsex).

It’s become increasingly common among gay men and other men who have sex with men around the world. Slamming often leads to unprotected sex (barebacking) which increases the chances of contracting HIV and other STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

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Can new “smart PrEP pills” increase adherence among young people?

  • Category: News
  • Created: 12 September 2017

PrEP can drastically reduce someone’s risk of getting HIV-by as much as 92 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But one of the biggest barriers to PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, being effective in preventing HIV transmission isn’t the drug itself. It’s ensuring that people who are at high risk of contracting the virus take the drug as instructed, especially young people.

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Love Not Hate welcomes Jon Qwelane hate speech judgment

  • Category: News
  • Created: 21 August 2017

The Love Not Hate campaign sees the recent judgment in the Jon Qwelane case as an important victory against hate speech.

On Friday, the South Gauteng High Court found Qwelane guilty of hate speech in terms of Section 10 of the Equality Act for his 2008 article, Call me names, but gay is NOT okay, published in the Sunday Sun.

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Effective HIV treatment halts HIV transmission among homosexual couples, study finds

  • Category: News
  • Created: 01 August 2017

Results from the largest study to analyse HIV transmission risk among homosexual couples with differing HIV status have shown that HIV positive men who are on treatment that makes the virus undetectable, do not transmit HIV to their partners.

The results from the Kirby Institute’s Opposites Attract study were presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris.

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