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NBA Star Magic (Earvin) Johnson Retired with HIV

Carrier No. 2 Reported by on Friday, September 12, 2008
Earvin Johnson
Athlete Earvin Johnson a.k.a. Magic & Showtime
First Name: Earvin
Last Name: Johnson
A.K.A. Magic & Showtime
Occupation: Athlete
STD(s): HIV and AIDS
City: Los Angeles
State/Territory: California
Country: United States
Age: 52
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6 ft. 9 inches
Weight: 255 lbs.
Infection Date: Thursday, November 7, 1991
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Earvin "Magic" Johnson played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979 until 1991 when he was diagnosed with HIV.

Although at the top of his game he elected to retire largely due to fears caused by the ignorance of other players who thought he might infect them on the court.

Since the he has started the Magic Johnson Foundation and has written an autobiography. You can watch his NBA retirement press conference below.


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