It's not a death sentence, and HIV positive people - like he and his wife - can go on to have full and happy lives.
McConnery said he worries the longer life expectancy with the disease could mean people stop being vigilant when it comes to prevention.
Next year I will be marking an anniversary of my own - 10 years since I became HIV positive. Doing so can help people with and at risk of HIV access the care they need - be it for TB, mental health, hepatitis or another disease. Mr. Seymour said the theme reminds people of the importance of getting tested. Though people living with HIV tend to be most infectious in the first few months, many are unaware of their status until later stages, he added.
One of the people most upset about it is Chad Griffin, the President of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT rights organization in the U.S.
Over the a year ago, Fast-Track in San Antonio cut the length of time it takes for someone who tests positive to get into treatment by almost half.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, shared that he had been HIV positive for nearly 10 years, and talked about the moment he was diagnosed, and his journey since that moment.
Mr Russell-Moyle, 32, who represents Brighton Kemptown, said: "You walk out of that room and, even with all the greatest support and advice that they offer, you feel totally numb". He told the Press Association there were "low level elements of stigma [surrounding HIV] in every day life". Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was picked by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro as the future Minister of Health, said that sex education is a subject to be dealt with exclusively by parents and their children, with no interference whatsoever from teachers.
He said that the symptoms of HIV vary depending on the stage of infection. He said that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people's defense systems against infections and some types of cancer.
Just over a fifth (21%) had experienced HIV discrimination in their local community.
In February 2016 (timed to that years Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections or CROI), the CDC released a forecasting study of plans to prevent 185,000 new HIV infections by 2020and completely failed to mention condoms as a potential tool in that effort.
"We will celebrate the progress we've made in their memory, and we will stand shoulder to shoulder and continue to work together with one another to hit zero HIV transmissions and zero HIV stigma for good".