The Oscar season drama risks giving viewers a misleading impression of the early history of the AIDS epidemic.
John on his own work to fight AIDS, and on how well he thinks Barack Obama and David Cameron are faring on the subject.
Drugs are cheap because of Indian generics. A crackdown on patent laws would keep them expensive.
The annual number of new HIV infections has remained basically unchanged since the early 1990s, with roughly 50,000 Americans newly infected every year.