The List of Names of Deaf Lost to AIDS began in 1989 as a way to remember those in our communities that we’ve lost to AIDS and HIV-related complications. This website originally launched in 1995 under a different domain.

It is our hope that this website can serve not only as a tribute but also as an awareness and educational tool.

AIDS is still very real and whether you are deaf, deafblind, hard-of-hearing, hearing, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, pansexual, intersex, queer or straight — AIDS does not discriminate. The names that you see on this website come from different age, economic, sexual orientations, ethnic, racial and cultural groups.

If you know of a missing name, or have an obituary or photo of any of the names listed, please submit it. Until there’s a cure, we will continue to add submitted names, obituaries, and photos to this site each year on World AIDS Day.

To our knowledge, this website contains the most complete, up-to-date list of names of Deaf people lost to AIDS and HIV-related complications in the United States. No list, however, could possibly list all of the people we’ve lost. Every day, AIDS continues to claim those we love.

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