HLP INC Healthy Living Projects, Inc.

News and Updates

New hours

We've added another day to our testing services. We are now open on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Website revision

With only a few things left to wrap up, our new site is up and running. In the next few weeks, we'll be adding PayPal functionality for donations.

Healthy Living Group

The Healthy Living Group will begin meeting in October. Being an HIV peer support group, HLG's goal is to provide information on current news/trends and specialized topics, while additionally providing an opportunity for participants to learn/share from their different perspectives. If you should have any questions, please call us at (913) 708-1414 or email us through our new contact form.

  • 01.
    confidential free testing
    We offer confidential, free HIV (RAPID) and Syphilis (blood draw) testing.
  • 02.
    Outreach and risk reduction counseling
    We provide sound advice on ways to reduce your risk of contracting HIV, Syphilis and other STDS.
  • 03.
    peer and professional support
    We host both peer and professional support groups that are guiding, informative and nurturing.

Fast Facts

  • In Kansas, an estimated 2,700 people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2010.
  • In Missouri, an estimated 11,100 individuals were living with HIV/AIDS in 2010.
  • More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 7 (14%) are unaware of their infection.
  • Nationally, 27% of new infections are among women, 73% among men. 80% of new infections in women are heterosexually transmitted.
  • Approximately 56,000 new infections occur each year, a 40% increase from previous CDC statistics estimating 40,000 annually.
  • More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 7 (14%) are unaware of their infection.
  • Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
  • Over 50% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected.
  • If you get an STD you are more likely to get HIV than someone who is STD-free. This is because the same behaviors and circumstances that may put you at risk for getting an STD can also put you at greater risk for getting HIV.