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Magic Johnson's HIV Announcement

On November 8, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced in a press conference that he had tested positive for HIV and would be retiring from basketball immediately. A news report covers the story, including a host of reactions from the shocked public.

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  • Magic Johnson's HIV Announcement
    Magic Johnson's HIV Announcement

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    On November 8, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced in a press conference that he had tested positive for HIV and would be retiring from basketball immediately. A news report covers the story, including a host of reactions from the shocked public.

    Audio Clip (1:05)
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