Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. announced he had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, back in 1991 and he has lived what appears to be a normal, healthy life ever since.
Magic, who was spotted dining with his wife and kids at BOA steakhouse in Hollywood over the weekend (June 4, 2011), has long been an advocate for HIV and AIDS, striving to educate people about a disease that was once considered an automatic death sentence.
It has long been discussed that Magic was “cured” of the disease and many assumed that Magic’s access to ‘the best doctors money can buy’ saved his life and was the key factor preventing his HIV infection from progressing to AIDS.
This week marks 30 years since HIV was discovered. In that time, 30 million people have died from the disease, and it continues to spread at the rate of 7,000 people per day globally.
Johnson has been living with HIV for over 20 years.
To combat the virus, he’s reportedly turned to alternative treatments to boost his immune system, and while many believe he’s HIV free, Magic’s doctors confirmed years ago that although it’s virtually undetectable in his bloodstream, he still carries the HIV virus
I wrote all that to say that now it’s being reported worldwide that “the first man ever” has been miraculously cured of HIV and surprisingly enough, it’s NOT Magic Johnson… Continue Reading…