This Day in History: Magic Johnson Announces He Has HIV

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This Day in History: , Magic Johnson Announces He Has HIV.
November 7, 1991.
Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned
the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Johnson was one of the
first sports stars to go public
about his HIV-positive status.
Revered as one of the
greatest basketball players
of all time, Johnson spent his entire
13-season NBA career with the Lakers.
He helped them to win
five championships in the 1980s.
Today, Johnson is a successful businessman and prominent spokesman for AIDS awareness.
He serves as an example of how a variety of drug treatments have transformed AIDS into a manageable condition

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