Former National Basketball Association star and successful businessman, Magic Johnson talked about the one of biggest challenges of his life in “The View,” on Wednesday.
Johnson, 62, was diagnosed with HIV in 1991 while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and announced his retirement from the NBA at a very early age. The disease was, at that point, considered a death sentence by many.
While talking to the talk show host, Joy Behar, Johnson said he should thank Dr. Fauci and Dr. Ho for helping him to be where he is now. They helped him understand the importance of the medication he was taking and guided him through the difficult phase in his life.
Johnson said that both Dr. Fauci and Dr. Ho said, “I have to be comfortable with my new status, make sure I kept a positive attitude, and keep working out. And so, I I've been doing that. Here I am 30 years later.”
Magic Johnson continues to raise awareness about HIV and the stigma surrounding it.