A rally is held at the state capital by Connecticut HIV and AIDS activists and advocates to bring awareness to the diseases and encourage individuals to get tested. Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, who's District includes Newtown, says AIDS hits home for him.
McKinney says treatment is better now than when his father had AIDS, the key is to prevent people from contracting the disease through public awareness and testing.
Advocates are urging state lawmakers to support AIDS funding. Among the public officials attending the rally were Governor Malloy's chief of staff, Mark Ojakian, and Lt Governor Nancy Wyman.