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.

Poor mental health among MSM contributes to increased risk of HIV

  • Category: News
  • Created: 21 November 2017

Poor mental health caused by stress can lead men who have sex with men (MSM) to engage in higher HIV-risk behaviour, including having unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners and substance abuse.

A new study, designed to reduce the risk of contracting HIV among MSM in South Africa and Namibia, highlighted the stress MSM experience through stigma and social isolation. 

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Public health facilities failing to meet needs of MSM

  • Category: News
  • Created: 21 November 2017

Public health facilities are ill-equipped to meet the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM), missing an opportunity to reduce HIV transmission, say researchers behind a new study.

The study is the first ever Southern African study looking at HIV prevention needs of male-male partnerships. The research was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa and in Namibia in partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Network in KZN and Positive Vibes in Namibia.

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TEN81 & OUT at Pretoria Pride 2017

  • Category: News
  • Created: 20 October 2017

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OUT and the TEN81 clinic had a striking pink presence at Pretoria LGBTQ Pride 2017.

We not only informed members of the community about our services, but also offered free HIV screening and counselling in our testing tents.

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Physical Address

1081 Pretorius Street
Hatfield, Pretoria
South Africa


Contact Numbers

Telephone: 012 430 3272
Facsimile: 012 342 2700

South Africa international dialing code: +27



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