Welcome to APO
AIDS Project of the Ozarks (APO) is a non-profit community-based organization serving a 29 county region in southwest Missouri. APO currently serves over 600 clients with HIV/AIDS and their families. Concerned families and friends established the organization as a grass roots entity in 1983. Services include: medical care, case management, education to the general public, and services to persons with HIV infection, their families and significant others in a confidential, caring environment.
The AIDS Project Board Meeting will be held on Tueday March 18, 2014
Board meetings are held on site at 1901 E Bennett, Suite D, Springfield, MO 65804
APO Down Town
APO Downtown, located at 303 Park Central West in downtown Springfield has undergone a name change. In an attempt to avoid confusion with other downtown businesses, we now refer to this location as “APO Downtown”. We provide HIV and STI testing at APO Downtown every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-11pm.
APO’s Outreach programs have added a Gay and Bi-sexual men’s outreach program to our services. We refer to this outreach activity as our new Gay Men’s Health Outreach (GMHO). We are open every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4-10pm in the upstairs loft space above the APO Downtown location. We provide a safe and supportive environment for Gay and Bi men to experience community and build a positive self-image through HIV/STI testing and treatment opportunities, groups, and activities that increase our health access knowledge. All services are free and open to any Gay, Bi or MSM in the community regardless of their HIV status. For more information about GMHO please contact APO and ask for Jason Allen or Charles Abernathy.
Our walk-in testing schedule at APO (1901 E Bennett, Suite D, Springfield, MO 65804) is Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday 9am-Noon and 1-3pm. We do not offer walk-in testing hours on Wednesdays. Additionally, you can always call APO to schedule an appointment outside of these walk-in testing hours to get tested at a time that is more convenient for you. If you would like to schedule a testing appointment please call APO for more information.
Our Pantry is Empty
APO relies on the generous contributions of the community to keep our pantry stocked. At the moment our pantry is completely bare. APO typically maintains a pantry stocked with personal care items and house cleaning items that cannot be purchased with food stamps. The pantry is dependent on donations, so supplies are limited and availability varies. Stocking the pantry is a great way for churches, schools, and other groups to assist persons living with HIV in the Ozarks.