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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In pictures: Launch of PrEP for MSM at OUT’s TEN81 clinic

The groundbreaking development was marked with a launch event at the clinic, attended by representatives from the national Department of Health, Right to Care and Clinton Health.

The ceremony was also attended by a delegation from Kenya, including government and health officials, as well as members of the Tshwane LGBT community.

The guests were welcomed by Johan Meyer, Health Manager at TEN81, who explained that the provision of PrEP to MSM followed government’s decision last year to offer the medication to sex workers. 

Meyer said that the initiative was an important step in the phased rollout of PrEP for all at risk communities and individuals across South Africa.

PrEP, if taken daily, has been proven to be highly effective in preventing HIV negative people from becoming infected with HIV. (For more information on PrEP and to get it, click here.)

View all the images of the launch on Facebook here

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Photos by Vuyile Magadla of ACHOOSE IMAGES

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).