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Why Magic Johnson's 55th Birthday Is A Huge Milestone For HIV/AIDS Awareness

Mic | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

Basketball legend and business mogul Magic Johnson turns 56 on Friday. That may seem like a fairly innocuous milestone. But back in 1991, when Johnson...

The Day Magic Johnson Found Out He Was HIV-Positive

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

In 1991, 32-year-old Magic Johnson was at the top of his game, about to start his 13th season in the NBA. He had married his long-time girlfriend Cook...

Amanda L. Chan

Magic Johnson: 'AIDS Was A Death Sentence. And Now, Things Have Changed' | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson was diagnosed with HIV a little more than 20 years ago, he said his wife was afraid. "Cookie was fearful abou...

Magic Johnson's Son Goes Public With Boyfriend For First Time

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Magic Johnson's gay son is going public with his romance. Earvin Johnson III, one of Magic's three children, stepped out hand-in-hand with his uni...

Stars Who Admitted They Have STDs Or Hep C

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.01.2013 | Celebrity

Over the years, many celebrities have opened up about their health issues. There are countless stars who have battled cancer or other illnesses, but f...

Hoax Tweet Shows Magic Johnson 'Donating Blood' For Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact

Note: If you see a picture of Magic Johnson getting an injection, it’s probably not because the star, who has HIV, is donating blood. Twitter wa...

WATCH: Magic Johnson: New HIV Home Test 'A Game Changer'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Black Voices

With a portfolio of business ventures that now includes a stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers and the new cable network Aspire, Earvin Magic Johnson's la...

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...

Magic And The HIV-Positive Girl Who Changed Him 20 Years Ago | Posted 07.20.2012 | Black Voices

When Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was infected with HIV in November of 1991, he instantly became the face of the virus. But not too l...

Remembering Magic Johnson's Life-Defining Day

Jon Kerr | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports
Jon Kerr

I remember we all huddled around a 20-inch newsroom black and white television on wheels to watch Johnson's announcement.

Magic Johnson Reveals Major Regret

Posted 10.03.2011 | Sports

During a sit down with Bill Plashke of the Los Angeles Times, Magic Johnson opened up about his basketball career, and even expressed regret over reti...

16 Health Causes Celebs Stand For

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living

On November 7, 1991, basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson, announced that he was retiring from the Lakers due to his HIV-positive status: “...