Thirty Seconds to Mars front-man Jared Leto offered some thoughts on AIDS while accepting the award for "Best On-Screen Transformation" at the MTV Movie Awards.

Leto portrayed an HIV-positive transsexual named Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.  Earlier in the year, Leto won an Oscar for the role.

While on stage, Leto thanked fans of his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.  Then, he addressed one of the main subjects of Dallas Buyers Club:

"We've made a lot of progress in the battle against AIDS, but it's not time to celebrate just yet. There's no cure, the epidemic rages on. But here's to the hope that one day, we'll put an end of this plague, and the world will rejoice, knowing that no one will ever have to suffer the indignation of this sickness again, nor the intolerance, the fear or the prejudice that lives alongside it....Love who you want to love, live how you wish to live and never let anyone ever stop you from turning your dreams into your reality."




PHOTOS: MTV Movie Awards