Due to a lack of awareness materials in visual and sign language, Deaf young adults and children are highly susceptible to HIV infections that can lead to AIDS. Deaf individuals usually have little understanding of the disease and often do not realize their illness until it is too late. When antiretroviral treatments they are prescribed, they often cannot afford the high cost of the medicine and nutritional supplements to keep the disease in check.
Your life saving gift of $25 per month will provide a month's supply of antiretroviral treatments as well as vitamin supplements and some provision towards a balanced diet. GDC is especially concerned about the Deaf woman and HIV / AIDS in Africa. There are an estimated 300,000 Deaf women in Sub-Saharan Africa. In some countries in this region, more than 20% of the population is HIV Positive. Around 60% of those infected are women. Statistically, as many as 75,000 deaf women could be HIV positive. GDC will work with its partners to ensure that Deaf children and adults are provided with the necessary counseling and treatments to sustain a normal life.