Celebrities Living with Serious Medical Conditions
Magic Johnson (HIV)
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the first overall pick of the 1979 NBA draft, was diagnosed with HIV after a routine preseason checkup in 1991. HIV is a virus that affects the body’s ability to fight off infections like the flu. Johnson went on to become a major spokesperson, bringing awareness and breaking the public taboo about HIV/AIDS.
Review Date:February 26, 2014
Last Updated:September 15, 2014