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 700 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. We also offer primary medical care to those who are not HIV positive, in a safe inclusive environment.
APO will not discriminate against any individual or group based on race, creed, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, as a matter of moral principle and in accordance with applicable State and Federal Regulations
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update from APO
During the current COVID-19 or Coronavirus health concerns, APO recognizes that situations can rapidly change. Each day we are monitoring the guidance from the CDC and the local and state health departments. Here are two great links to help you stay up-to-date.
For patients of APO:
In order to protect all patients and staff we ask that if you have:
- had a fever (100.3°+), severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, symptoms of lower respiratory illness (coughing, difficulty breathing) in the last 14 days,
- been in contact with someone who has the coronavirus in the last 14 days,
- a pending COVID-19 test,
- been incarcerated in the last 14 days,
If you are having these symptoms please stay home or go the the Emergency Room to be evaluated.
If you have tested positive for influenza (the flu) and are following up after being seen at the E.R. please call to make an appointment. A nurse will evaluate you over the phone to:
* Determine level of illness
* Make possible referrals
* Schedule you into the APO clinic.
There is no treatment for Coronavirus currently.
Continue to use good hygiene and hand washing techniques, use hand sanitizer, and wear a mask when you go out.
If you have had contact with someone who has COVID-19/coronavirus, or suspect you might have contracted it, Cox Health is offering free virtual evaluations at https://www.coxhealth.com/coronavirus/.
You can also call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 24hr Coronavirus Hotline at 877-435-8411.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all adjust to these changes.
Please continue to check our webpage or Facebook page or call the APO Main Office at 417-881-1900 for the latest updates on our office hours and available services.
APO Downtown is now open for walk-in testing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-4pm. APO Downtown offers free testing for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C. We also provide free treatment for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis for those who have received positive results or have documentation of the positive results of a partner. We can also help connect you to linkage to care and/or treatment services for HIV and Hepatitis C.
APO’s Main Office at 1636 S. Glenstone is currently offering testing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We are temporarily suspending walk-in testing to ensure the safety of our clients and staff due to COVID-19/coronavirus. This will allow us to limit the number of people in our lobby while still providing access to testing. Please call us at 417-881-1900 to discuss your testing needs and schedule an appointment.
APO offers free testing for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C. We also provide free treatment for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis for those who have received positive results or have documentation of the positive results of a partner. We can also help connect you to linkage to care and/or treatment services for HIV and Hepatitis C.
Condoms are available free of charge and can be picked up at the APO Main Office or at APO Downtown.
APO’s board meetings are held at 1636 S Glenstone, Ste 100, Springfield, MO 65804 at 6:30pm. The 2020 Board Meeting dates are as follows: September 22nd, and November 24th. (currently due to COVID-19 all meetings are conducted virtually)