It was nearly 29 years ago when Magic Johnson stunned the world by announcing that he had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and would be retiring from basketball. His courageous battle, obvious fame and outspoken advocacy for HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients have made him a heroic example for many individuals in the HIV/AIDS community. He’s relatively healthy today and, in fact, just retired as president of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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