December 1 2000

World AIDS Day

DWW: <a href="">A Day without Weblogs</a>“></a></center></p><p>Al tells us how AIDS has affected him and all of us on <a href=View From The Heart today. Go and read it!

Thanks, Al.

MetaFilter participates in DWW as well; you can find lots of interesting links there.

I was bruised and battered,

I couldn’t tell what I felt.

I was unrecognizable to myself.

I saw my reflection in a window,

I didn’t know my own face.

Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin’ away

On the Streets of Philadelphia.

I walked the avenue, ’til my legs felt like stone,

I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone,

At night I could hear the blood in my veins,

Black and whispering as the rain,

On the Streets of Philadelphia.

Ain’t no angel gonna greet me.

It’s just you and I my friend.

My clothes don’t fit me no more,

I walked a thousand miles

Just to slip this skin.

The night has fallen, I’m lyin’ awake,

I can feel myself fading away,

So receive me brother with your faithless kiss,

Or will we leave each other alone like this

On the Streets of Philadelphia.

Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Philadelphia

Please take a minute on today’s World AIDS day to learn about the disease. I suggest the following web sites:

  • (English)
  • MedLine Health Information: AIDS (English)
  • Yahoo Health: AIDS (English)
  • Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe (Deutsch)
  • AIDS-Hilfe Schweiz (Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung: AIDS (Deutsch)
  • Ärztezeitung online: AIDS (Deutsch)
  • AIDSnet Austria (Deutsch)
  • HIV und AIDS – Ein Leitfaden für Ärzte, Helfer und Betroffene (Deutsch)
  • You can help HIV-infected children a little bit by visiting The Kids AIDS site ( and donating free care.