Magic Johnson's HIV Announcement Resonates 21 Years Later

Twenty-one years after announcing his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers because of HIV, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is a symbol of hope for more than a million Americans living with the once-deadly virus. The basketball star's Nov. 7, 1991, revelation shocked the nation at a time when many people thought HIV was an infection for "other people," like gay men. "Here I am saying that it can happen to anybody, even me, Magic Johnson," he said at a packed news conference at the Forum in...Full Story
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