In a 2011 video interview with FRONTLINE, Magic Johnson stated he had contracted HIV from unprotected sex. Since he first announced his HIV-positive status to the media in 1991, Johnson and his wife Cookie have become vocal proponents of HIV/AIDS education, testing and tolerance, especially within minority communities. Continue Reading.
On Nov. 7, 1991, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson shocked the world when he announced that he had contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
College: Michigan State (1977–1979)
Magic Johnson Sets Record Straight On His HIV Status. Johnson, who was a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers at the time of his diagnosis, made explosive headlines around the world back in 1991, when he revealed he had contracted the AIDS virus. As one of the most-beloved sports figures in the world, folks were reeling over Johnson’s revelation:
-Do you think Magic Johnson knows who he got HIV from? implying that Magic contracted the virus from another man, then maybe that aids Hamm’s cause. Maybe Jordan gets the ball past Hamm
Dec 02, 2013 · Magic Johnson Describes The Day He Found Out He Was HIV-Positive (VIDEO) By Lynn Okura In 1991, 32-year-old Magic Johnson was at the top of his game, about to start his 13th season in the NBA.
Many people immediately thought that Magic Johnson was a homosexual, since humans had tended to associate HIV with homosexual or bisexual behaviors. Just to note, anyone can contract HIV. Just to note, anyone can contract HIV.
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson discovered in 1991 that he had contracted HIV do you have AIDS or something?’ Johnson did not reply. Elizabeth had contracted HIV through a blood transfusion and
Why He Decided to Go Public. It was AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser who convinced Johnson to go public with his diagnosis. Glaser had contracted HIV during a blood transfusion while she was giving