Factual error: In the scene where Woodroof comes back through Mexico as a priest, the border agent asks for his passport. In the 80's American citizens weren't required to have a passport to visit Mexico, or asked to show one. That requirement began in 2009.
Ron Woodruff loses his case against the FDA, but is nonetheless hailed as a hero when he returns to Dallas. Seven years after his initial diagnosis, in which he was given thirty days to live, Ron dies of AIDS.
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