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How Is Magic Johnson So Healthy

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I recently saw magic johnson at the basketball hall of fame induction and he looked very healthy. Do you know which hiv drugs is he on and whether he's been on them continuously since he found out he had hiv in 1991?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Magic Fan-He does look marvelous. I do not know what HIV therapies he is on but I will tell you I have a clinic with plenty of Magic Johnsons. They take their meds, listen to most (but not all) I ask them to do and stay away from booze and... Read more »

What is Earvin Johnson's Magic Secret treatment against HIV?

Dr. Wohl,Hat's off to you sir for all the efforts you put up against this virus? My question... Read more »

question about magic johnson

magic johnson was infected or diagnosed in 1991. today he is at save viral levels (as far as i... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Magic Johnson Combats AIDS Misperceptions

At a World AIDS Day briefing in Los Angeles today, basketball great Magic Johnson will launch a $60 million campaign aimed at cutting HIV/AIDS rates among African Americans by 50 percent in the next five years. Through a partnership with drug maker... Read more »

Rounding Up the Coverage on Magic Johnson's HIV Announcement Anniversary

Nov. 7, 1991, was the day Magic Johnson announced to the public that he was living with HIV and was going to retire from professional basketball. On the 20th anniversary of his announcement, let's take a look at how the media commemorated this... Read more »

Magic Johnson and Friends Discuss Life and HIV

From left: Magic Johnson, Lala Anthony, TourĂ© Roberts, Dr. Rachael Ross, Demetria Lucas. Credit: D.C. HIV/AIDS Examiner. Basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson collaborated with OraSure Technologies and the Reed For Hope... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson Promotes HIV/AIDS Awareness, Testing in North Carolina

Former National Basketball Association player Earvin "Magic" Johnson on Wednesday discussed HIV/AIDS awareness to local church members in Charlotte, N.C., and students at Johnson C. Smith University , the Charlotte Observer/Bradenton Herald ... Read more »
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Magic Johnson, Risk, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a few questions I havent seen discussed on here:

1) I wonder if any of you think Magic Johnson got this disease in some other fashion besides vaginal sex? It's so hard for a guy to get it that way, but not impossible. Also, he seems... Read more »

magic johnson

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Not to be insensitive but just wondering was magic johnson tested positive using elisa blood test or was it a pcr test? Just wondering I never heard how he found out.

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Still living strong with HIV:Magic Johnson and his wife 20years

Posted by STDAsk, 2 Replies
Johnson,arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, Magic Johnson found out he had AIDS after a physical before the 1991-1992 season.

Recent news found he and his wife of 20 years relax on Italian getaway.The couple, who married in September 1991,... Read more »

i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am living with HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine
years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and
had severe side effects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive
problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors... Read more »