Existing With Hiv: A Cultural Exploration Utilizing Dallas Buyers Club
Individuals with unique health statuses may find themselves existing untraditionally in American society. As a result of stigmas, a lack of health literacy and education, and unique experiences, individuals with untraditional health statuses may be reluctant to disclose their status or fail to seek treatment to avoid shame and embarrassment. Dallas Buyers Club is a film that represents the struggles of those in the HIV positive culture group to help others understand the larger significance and implications of their diagnosis. Using the film as a basis, the authors of this research create a framework to understanding the unique struggles and larger societal impacts that occur as a result of the way society treats individuals with an HIV status. Implications will be explored in relation to effects on the personal level of those infected and the larger impact for those outside of the HIV positive culture group.
Green, Alyssa and Suprunowski, Coy, "Existing With Hiv: A Cultural Exploration Utilizing Dallas Buyers Club" (2021). Communication. 5.