In the words of ACT UP member Cliff Williams, speaking in NYC today: "I am a member of Act up Philadelphia, PA. I am HIV+
In the spirit of empathy, I stand here before you, as an African (in descent)
American (by birth) a widower (as a husband) Who knows first hand about waiting list.
THEY ONLY LEAD TO DEATH!
I have empathy for a people, just like me, in mental, spirit of hope, wanting to live.
Empathy to the funders Empathy to the President I fear one day I'll plead Empathy for myself,because what happens globally will soon happen hear in America.
Africa we fight for you as if our lives depend on it because it does.
Act up Fight back, Fight Aids!"