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.

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Gauteng Health MEC lauds OUT’s TEN81 Center

The MEC said that the launch of the specialised health care centre had “expanded access to comprehensive health services for some our most vulnerable people”.

These, said Mahlangu, included “injecting drug users, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.”

Inaugurated by Mahlangu in September 2015, the clinic is believed to be a world first. 

Since its launch and up to the end of March 2016, the facility has provided services to more than 1,473 clients. 

The TEN81 Centre staff complement includes two full time registered nurses and two lay counsellors. The following services are offered:

• HIV counselling and testing (HCT)

• Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings and treatment

• Tuberculosis (TB) screenings 

• Provision of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

• Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

• HIV management (CD4 and viral load)

• Pap smears

• Basic wound care and provisions of clean needles and syringes

• General medical, sexual health, and safer sex consultations

• Individual and couple counselling

• Condoms and lubrication

The services are free, professional, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental. Office hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 012 430 2081.

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).