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.

OUT welcomes approval of PrEP in South Africa

PrEP is a new prevention option for HIV negative people who have high risk sex or simply wish to further protect themselves from HIV infection. It is also recommended for HIV negative people who are in a relationship with an HIV positive partner.

PrEP involves taking antiretroviral medication (traditionally used to treat HIV positive people) on an ongoing daily basis. It is extremely effective and has few reported serious side effects.

The World Health Organisation has previously called for the use of PrEP among sexually active gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men.

While PrEP medication is not yet offered for free at government clinics or at OUT’s Ten81 Centre it may be requested on prescription from a doctor. The Ten81 clinic can also assist clients in sourcing PrEP.

For more information about PrEP, please contact Ten81 in Pretoria on 012 430 2081.

The Ten81 Centre provides free HIV, TB, sexual health and other services uniquely tailored to the needs of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender) community, MSM (Men who have Sex with Men), sex workers and injecting drug users.

Located at OUT’s offices, it is a short walk from the Hatfield Gautrain Station and is managed by two full time registered nurses.

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).