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.
APO serves approximately 600 HIV positive clients per year, provides HIV testing to over 1100 individuals, and provides prevention materials to 15,000 people yearly.When APO was formally established in 1985, there were two part- time employees. APO currently has 34 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees working at five locations throughout the area.