Come November, a new film about the HIV/Aids epidemic will hit US theaters. Dallas Buyers Club stars Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner.
“An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof’s story of strength is told in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB…A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.
His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks.
An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a buyers club, where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies.“
Since the first diagnosis of HIV/Aids in the 1980s, more than 75 million people worldwide have contracted the disease and 36 million have died from it. Currently, 3.3 million of those living with HIV/Aids (out of 35 million) are under the age of 15.  It affects both the LGBT and straight communities. The disease is not a respecter of persons.
Many films have been made about the epidemic such as Philadelphia, The Ryan White Story, 3 Needles, and The Blackwater Lightship. In the last 40 years have our views and opinions changed about HIV/Aids? Do we hold more compassion for those who struggle with this disease or do we still carry a negative tone? Dallas Buyers Club opens in limited release November 1, 2013.