The TEN81 clinic has moved!

OUT LGBT Well-being, one of South Africa’s oldest LGBTQ organisations and its groundbreaking TEN81 clinic have moved to an exciting new location in Pretoria.

After 11 years of providing free sexual health, hate crime support and other services at 1081 Pretorius Street in Hatfield, OUT will now operate just a few blocks away at 1310 Stanza Bopape Street, Colbyn (bordering Hatfield).

Life Tips: Managing depression

“The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” – Unknown. Here are some tips on how you can deal with depression, especially when the future looks uncertain at best…

• Stay in touch! Fight the urge to isolate yourself and rather build a support network.
• Get up and do small or basic things even if you don’t feel like doing them.
• Find a routine and stick to it.
• Become more physically active.
• Challenge negative thinking.
• Shift your attention and focus on something else.
• Keep some humour in your life.
• Speak to someone trustworthy.

If you need advice or support, please contact:

– Dr Dick on www.men2men.co.za
– or Dr Delicious on www.womyn2womyn.co.za
– Get telephone or Skype counselling from TEN81 (book now on 012 430 3272 / 066 190 5812)

Are you #ImmuneFit?

Worried about the coronavirus? You need a fit and strong immune system to protect you from COVID-19, especially if you are HIV positive.

The good news is that ARV treatment helps boost the immune system of HIV positive people to stay strong against infections.

That’s why now is the time to get tested for HIV or get onto ARV treatment if you need it. Free for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men at TEN81 in Pretoria!

Come to our friendly clinic in Hatfield or we can bring our mobile services to your home or area in Tshwane (Ts&Cs apply). Call us on 012 430 3272 or 066 190 5812 to find out how.

Remember, we also offer free PrEP, STI screening, condoms & lube and telephone and Skype counselling in these tough times.

TEN81 statement on the coronavirus crisis

As we face the threat of the coronavirus in South Africa and across the world, the well-being of OUT and TEN81’s clients, staff members and community is of critical importance. We would, therefore, like to inform you of what steps we are taking to reduce the risk of infection while maintaining our services.

Here’s why early HIV treatment means a healthier life

If you have been living with HIV for a while or just recently discovered that you are positive, the sooner you start treatment and stay on it, the better. Here’s why EARLY TREATMENT = HEALTHIER LIFE:

• Today, it’s widely accepted that you should start taking ARVs as soon as you learn that you are HIV positive.

• Even if you don’t feel sick or have any symptoms the virus may be quietly causing havoc in your body.