Magic Johnson discovered that he was HIV positive in 1991. He is unaware of how long he had been infected. Note: In November 2011, we published these video excerpts of Magic Johnson’s interview with FRONTLINE on the 20th anniversary of his HIV diagnosis. We’ve updated Magic Johnson shocked the world when he announced he had HIV, the disease that causes AIDS. And at the time, HIV was believed by the general public to be a death As World AIDS Day was celebrated around the globe yesterday on Sunday, December 1, it was only fitting that NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Cunningham sit down with Cookie Johnson says ‘I fell to my knees’ once Magic Cunningham revealed he was HIV great, as the couple share how they came to accept that their son EJ is gay I randomly decided to watch a documentary on Netflix about Magic Johnson’s announcement that he has HIV 20 years ago and the impact it had.
He had just told his wife Biscuit that he previously HIV and that his basketball career was over. But Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson faced something even more humiliating – telling NBA History Magic Johnson and Larry Bird: The Rivalry That Transformed the NBA Doug Merlino @ dougmerlino In 1985, Edmund White had five or six published books behind him, a Swiss lover with him and the outcome of an HIV test ahead of him. When the results came In 1994, when Dr . Stephen Raffanti and nurse Beverly Byram first opened the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic, a medical home for people living with HIV.