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.
As we deal with the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are going through a tough time staying at home. Here are some tips on how to manage loneliness during social isolation.
Two specialised health clinics for men who have sex with men (MSM) will continue to provide free life-saving HIV services, despite the national coronavirus lockdown.
Gay, bisexual and other MSM are among the most vulnerable to HIV infection in South Africa. They are also likely to face stigma and discrimination at mainstream clinics when it comes to their sexual health.
The TEN81 clinic in Hatfield, Pretoria will continue to provide selected vital services during the national lockdown period with a reduced number of staff members. Please note the below details:
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.
“I have set the reset button and I can choose the direction of my thoughts.” – Abraham Hicks
It’s the beginning of a new year! We look at tips on how you can reboot your brain and make a fresh start…
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.
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