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November 7th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Magic Johnson's battle with HIV – 20 years later

Twenty years ago today, Magic Johnson made an announcement that stunned America: he had contracted the HIV virus. Johnson is still HIV positive, but he's managed to keep his condition from developing into AIDS.

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains the secret Johnson's good health and the medical advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS over the last 20 years.


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