Please note! The TEN81 Clinic and the OUT office will be closed this Friday afternoon (13 December) from 12pm, and will also not be open on Saturday 14 December.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Should you have an emergency, such as needing urgent PEP, please contact the Sediba Hope Clinic in central Pretoria on 012 323 1103 / 5938 / 5955. You can also go to your local clinic or Dischem pharmacy.
New research has found that gay and bisexual men who use the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, have lower anxiety. The study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney shows that these men also have significantly lower levels of HIV-related anxiety.
“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran
“It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it” – Hans Selye
Everyone becomes overwhelmed and stressed out at times. Here are some tips on how to better manage stress.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – The Buddha
Our hectic lifestyle means it’s easy to neglect our wellbeing. Here’s a mental health checklist to help keep your mind in shape.
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman
This month, TEN81 looks at tips on dealing with and learning to manage anxiety.
Winter is well and truly here and that means more snuggling, canoodling and getting much closer to others to stay warm.
To make sure you are well and truly covered for any eventuality, OUT is ramping up efforts to get PrEP (and other sexual health services) into the community.
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
June is international Pride Month, raising awareness and fighting against homophobia and transphobia. Here’s how you can contribute to your community:
Did you know that HIV-positive people on treatment that’s effectively suppressing the virus cannot transmit HIV through sex?
In other words, HIV positive people on treatment who have, what we call, an “undetectable” viral load (the amount of HIV in a person’s body), are not able to infect their partners.
“Internalised homophobia against myself is something I have dealt with my whole life. And so my life mission for myself, personally, is to just smash down all of those walls and be exactly who I want to be” – Troye Sivan
Living in an unwelcoming world can lead to feelings of shame or not being good enough.
Recognising that we’ve all been shaped by this reality is the first step in overcoming our own internalised homophobia.