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Magic Johnson's HIV Brought His Family Together

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Magic Johnson made the announcement that he was HIV positive in 1991!

21 years later he is still going strong!

The HIV prevention and awareness activist said he gets strength from his wife Earlitha "Cookie" Kelly and his three children, Andre, Earvin and Elisa.

He said:

"They get on me making sure I'm doing everything the right way. [They ask] 'Are you taking your meds, are you working out, are you eating healthy?' [My family] is in the same fight, the same battle in terms of HIV. I think it's brought my whole family closer together."

It's so great that his family is there to support him.

HIV is not something you'd want to have to battle alone.

He credits his health to regular workouts, being a generally positive person and his drug cocktail, saying:

"Many people are surprised to find that for 21 years the cocktail I've been taking [is] the same three drugs, once a day. The thing that's made Magic magical is that I've taken my meds! Nobody can beat this disease by himself. You need a support system that you can open up to."

Well we'll say it again, we're glad he has such a great support system in place.

We hope he stays healthy for another 21 years and another 21 after that.

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