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.

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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We must listen to science not stigma

  • Category: News
  • Created: 13 July 2017

It's been revealed that most people don't know that those living with HIV and who are on effective treatment cannot pass on the virus.

A major new survey by Terrence Higgins Trust in the UK has shown that only 9% of the British public are aware of this fact, which has been evidenced by scientific research.

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Sex workers to remain ‘criminals’?

  • Category: News
  • Created: 13 June 2017


Government has been advised not to decriminalise sex work in the very week that a special clinic for sex workers and drug users was opened in Cape Town.

The SALRC’s Plan B is “the partial criminalisation of adult prostitution”, in which “all role-players engaged in prostitution with the exception of the person providing the sexual service” are criminalised.

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Killed for being gay

  • Category: News
  • Created: 13 June 2017

killed for being gay

While recent reports on the murder of part-time student Karabo Mokoena – whose body was discovered after she was burnt to death with acid with a tyre around her neck – have had South Africans reeling in horror, another equally disturbing murder has passed quietly by.

Mokoena’s death sparked national outrage and made international news when her boyfriend was arrested for the killing. The crime led to a social media storm, with the hashtag #MenAreTrash erupting on Twitter recently, sparking the public sharing of domestic abuse stories.

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