Many films and documentaries have been released on this serious epidemic, trying to inform and make young people aware of the dangers. "Philadelphia", was the first "mainstream" film to touch this delicate subject.
The story was based on true events that took place in the late 80s when, as in the movie, a lawyer sued hiw firm as he was fired after his employer found out he had AIDS.
The film portrays the struggle of leading man Tom Hanks, to deal with his (unknown) decease, society's fear and judgement and fight for his civil rights against his homophobic employer.
The great performance of Tom Hanks, earned him his first Academy Award, adding to the success and popularity of the film.
35.3 million people are HIV positive as we speak. So, let's take some time today, to educate ourselves and our fellow citizens, so as to help stop spreading the virus.