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In November 1991, 5-time NBA champion Earvin “Magic” Johnson abruptly retired after announcing that he was HIV-positive.

The moment was a turning point in the history of the virus, bringing HIV to the forefront of the American consciousness and opening African-American eyes to what was then known at the time as a “gay/white” disease.

Twenty years later, Johnson sits down with L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke, admitting he is now healthy and how he regrets leaving the NBA.

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