Servicing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

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.

WHO: Anyone who tests positive should immediately get treatement

It’s new “treat-all” recommendation is supported by recent findings from clinical trials confirming that early use of ARV keeps people living with HIV alive, healthier and reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to partners.

Previously, only HIV positive people whose immune systems had a certain reduced level of CD4 cells were urged to start treatment.

In its updated policy, WHO has also now recommended that all people at “substantial” risk of HIV should be offered preventive ARV treatment, known as PrEP.

This follows the organisation’s 2014 call to offer PrEP to men who have sex with men (MSM).

Based on the new recommendations, the number of people eligible for ARV treatment globally increases from 28 million to all 37 million people who currently live with HIV globally.

According to UNAIDS estimates, expanding ART to all people living with HIV and expanding prevention choices can help avert 21 million AIDS-related deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030.

Services
Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)? Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.
OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
Currently OUT distributes safer sex packs to a range of venues in Tshwane that are utilised by gay men and lesbian women. These packs also include responsible sex messaging, appropriate barrier methods and lube.
OUT's Engage Men’s Health project offers free and confidential sexual health services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).