Prevention& Education

From individual prevention to community intervention, we strive to make a variety of tools, tests and teaching options accessible to everyone.

Prevention Services

Thrive Health Connection’s Prevention Services engages in a variety of activities designed to prevent the further spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). To accomplish this goal we offer HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea testing, condom distribution, and educational interventions with both HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals.

Testing

Thrive Health Connection offers free HIV and STI testing during walk-in testing hours, by appointment, and at outreach testing events. Our rapid HIV testing services allow you to receive your HIV test results during your visit with us. Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing require lab processing and results are generally available within two weeks.

Walk-in testing hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thrive Health Connection is located at 5008 Prospect Avenue Kansas City, MO 64130.

For more information on testing or to schedule an appointment, please email lsaturansky@thrivehealthkc.org or call our testing line at 816-778-0772.

Condom Distribution

Visit Thrive Health Connection any time during business hours for free condoms, personal lubricant and other safer sex materials. We also distribute condoms at various locations around the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Educational Interventions

CLEAR (Choosing Life, Empowerment, Action, Results!) is a program designed to help people living with HIV reduce their risk of transmitting HIV to their partners. Customers meet with trained prevention specialists one-on-one for six one-hour sessions either at Thrive Health Connection or in a private location.

Community Presentations on HIV and STI prevention are available upon request. Thrive Health Connection is frequently asked to present in a variety of locations including schools, colleges/universities, professional conferences, and at various community organizations.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is one of the newest HIV prevention tools available. Thrive Health Connection staff provide resources, education and referrals for PrEP.

Learn more about PrEP by checking out the video on this website: www.whatisprep.org

For more information about PrEP in Missouri, check out www.health.mo.gov/hivprep.

If you have any questions about HIV and STIs or would like to learn more about any of the services we provide, please contact Thrive Health Connection at 816-561-8784.

Free Condoms
Planned Parenthood Conference
Free Prevention Products

Testing line: 816-778-0772

HIV, STIs and services: 816-561-8784