OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for almost 20 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.

What's On


  • Home HIV testing gets the green light in SA

    08 Feb 2016

    Pharmacists can sell take-home HIV testing kits, says Pharmacy Council of South Africa Registrar and CEO Amos Masango.   According to Masango, a May 2015 decision by the council effectively quietly removed the ban on pharmacist sales of HIV self-testing kits. The decision comes almost one year...


  • Concern about spike in LGBTI hate crimes

    19 Jan 2016

    The Love Not Hate campaign, a nation-wide multi-partner initiative addressing violence against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex) people, is alarmed at the recent spike in attacks against members of the LGBTI community.   On 18 December 2015, the mutilated and burnt body of a 21-year-old...


  • Shell LGBT Network supports OUT

    13 Dec 2015

    The local chapter of the Shell LGBT Network, an LGBT staff network within Shell globally, was recently established in South Africa. The network held its first Spring Cocktail event on the 1st of October 2015, at the Sands in Sandton, Johannesburg.


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  • Psychosocial Support Services

    The psychosocial support services are overseen directly by a registered counselling psychologist and include:

  • Barrier Method Distribution Service

    OUT provides an extensive barrier method distribution service (e.g. condoms, flavoured lube, dental dams, latex gloves, etc.) for both gay men and lesbian women.

  • TEN81 Clinic

    The clinic is managed by a registered nurse.  It is conveniently located within a five minute walk from the Hatfield Gautrain Station in Pretoria.

  • Training

    OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings. 

  • Men2Men / Womyn2Womyn

    OUT launched the men2men website in 2007 and the womyn2womyn website in 2012. These websites are the first of their kind in South Africa.