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Does Magic Johnson really have HIV?

I hope no one misconstrues this and takes it the wrong way, but I always have my doubts that Magic is HIV+. He's supposedly had it for so long now yet still looks completely healthy. YES, I know there are fantastic HIV drugs on the market...NOWADAYS! But back 20 years ago when he was first diagnosed, that was not the case. So how'd he make it this long while countless others have not?

by Anonymousreply 15406/06/2015

Why the HELL would anyone LIE about having HIV??? Why would he ruin his lucrative basketball career? Embarrass his family? Alienate himself?

by Anonymousreply 304/25/2011

Get a grip, R4. OP posed a perfectly natural question. In any event, OP, I think the answer may lie in Johnson's having been in the superior health of a professional athlete when he sero-converted. Other obvious and similar examples are Greg Louganis and Roy Simmons.

by Anonymousreply 604/25/2011

EEEEK!!! Someone has DARED to suggest my personal hero might be a... a... a [italic]homosexual[/italic]!!! How DARE they!!! EEEEK!!!

by Anonymousreply 704/25/2011

he's probably had routine blood transfusions

by Anonymousreply 904/25/2011

My cousin was a straight guy who slept with hundreds of women. He died in the early 90's from HIV. My cousin did sleep around with a number of women who did IV drugs and prostituted for drugs thus it probably increased his risk but it's not like it's impossible for straight guys to get it (look at the Africa numbers, most are het transmissions). %0D %0D People with other STD's like Herpes and Syphillis also have greater chance to contract HIV and het men do get those STD's too.

by Anonymousreply 1004/25/2011

Loni Love did a really funny bit about how fat Magic is. Something like:%0D %0D "What kinda AIDS he got? Diabetes maybe, but he ain't got no AIDS."%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1104/25/2011

Greg Louganis was positive at least as early as 1988, and looks like an ordinary 51 year old who spent a lot of time out in the sun.

Magic Johnson is a few months older than Louganis, but from what I've seen a lot of African-American men seem to age better.

But both of them look well, and as athletes have an overall attitude about health that probably helps them fight the disease, like cancer or anything else that's hard on the body.

by Anonymousreply 1204/25/2011

r8, you're too stupid to live. %0D %0D 1. Johnson started in excellent athletic condition.%0D %0D 2. He has money to buy the absolute best medical care that junkies at the county hospitals will never, ever be given.%0D %0D 3. Given the current state of the drug therapy, 20 years is well within the shelf life of an HIV+ person.%0D %0D OP's question is good enough, but it is probably premature.

by Anonymousreply 1304/25/2011

there's a gene that grants increased defence against the virus, it was in relation to some immaculately hiv- hookers in Asia

by Anonymousreply 1404/25/2011

Yeah, that's fucking hysterical, Shinjuku.

by Anonymousreply 1504/25/2011

It's called money and lots of it.

by Anonymousreply 1604/25/2011

[quote]I think the butt sex, being a bottom, no condoms killed people. Remember the tops have all survived, the bottoms have all been thinned out.

R8, you are retarded. More bottoms died than tops because tears in the anal lining, etc, make receptive anal sex a particularly easy way to catch the virus--not because you automatically catch a different form of the virus by bottoming than by topping.

It may be true that some strains of the virus are less virulent than others but who ends up with what strain has nothing to do with sexual positions or modes of transmission. If some junkie fucks me and infects me with HIV, then turns around and shares needles with a drug buddy and gives the buddy HIV, guess what? The buddy and I are going to get the same strain of HIV even though one of us got it up the ass and the other through a needle.

by Anonymousreply 1704/25/2011

I've positive since at least 1987. I was always in good shape and still look better than most men my age. I think that my body has been more resistant to the virus.

by Anonymousreply 1904/26/2011

I don't believe he has it, because he still looks healthy after many years. He doesn't even have that leather face look associated with HIV or AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 2004/26/2011

Can anyone address the idiotic assumption underlying OP's question and brought up by a few people like R20?%0D %0D WHO THE FUCK AND WHY WOULD SOMEONE LIE ABOUT HAVING HIV FOR CHRIST'S SAKES?!!!!!!%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2104/26/2011

Google long-term non-progressors. Host genetic and viral genetic factors affect the rate of progression

by Anonymousreply 2204/26/2011

The idea that you can tell who has HIV by their face has been debunked by the thousands upon thousands of people who have been infected because they couldn't tell they were having sex with someone who is poz.

AIDS has never had a "leathering" effect on the face. That look comes from sun and hard living in general (smoking, especially) that many poz people share with HIV- people.

Facial wasting is more rare today as drug therapies have changed and some therapies have been introduced to counteract it.

by Anonymousreply 2304/26/2011

[R21] What was the OP's "idiotic assumption" exactly?

by Anonymousreply 2404/26/2011

That he was lying when he announced to the world that he was HIV positive.

by Anonymousreply 2504/26/2011

It's my understanding that he is HIV+ and it did not progress to full-blown AIDS because of his medical care.

by Anonymousreply 2704/26/2011

Well, for one, he doesn't read the Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 2904/26/2011

I think it is very possibly that Magic had recently seroconverted when he found out his status. He started meds immediately which studies are now saying is the best course of action verses what was then the conventional wisdom of waiting until the CD4 count was 350. He has had a undetectable viral load since 92/93 because Cookie mistakenly said he was cured in a Ebony magazine article and later had to correct herself.

by Anonymousreply 3004/26/2011

This is all idiotic. I have been HIV positive since at least 1990. I was not an athlete but have steadily worked out through the years. I have more T cells now than I did then (more than many negative men my age), no facial wasting, no hump, no "crix belly" yet have been on the drugs since 1994. I just look like a normal 49 year old man. At this rate a heart attack will probably be what kills me.

by Anonymousreply 3104/26/2011

Individual people react differently to the HIV virus. Some people fight and live longer than people who just gave up and die. Some people fight and die faster than the ones who give up obsessing over the disease. Some people take all sorts of drugs and their body reacts positively to the drug treatment and they keep on living. Some people take all sorts of drugs and their body doesn't respond well to those and their death is caused by the drugs they took in order to fight the HIV virus.

by Anonymousreply 3204/26/2011

Very well said, r32.

by Anonymousreply 3304/26/2011

Because OP, many have made it, particularly those who are affluent and have access to the best of medical care.

by Anonymousreply 3404/26/2011

I highly recommend that POZ folks try to avoid HFCS and Aspartame as a means to stay healthy.

by Anonymousreply 3504/26/2011

It's really terrifying how misinformed some of you people are.

by Anonymousreply 3604/26/2011

"By the way, apparently you haven't notice Johnson's bloatedness over the years" %0D %0D Along those lines, I really don't mean to sound ignorant but I guess I am going to, but why did he get so fat?%0D %0D He looks like any other aging basketball player.

by Anonymousreply 3704/26/2011

The 'look' does not come from any disease but from the drugs. Maybe he is not taking them.

by Anonymousreply 3904/26/2011

[R39] He said on Oprah he does take HIV drugs.

by Anonymousreply 4004/26/2011

R38, you are very wrong about his disappearing "for years before the stigma around AIDS lifted enough to come back into the light". Magic never went away. Magic played basketball in the 1992 NBA All star game and on the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. He then tried to return for the 1992-1993 NBA season but ignorant players balked at playing against/with him, so he retired again amid the controversy.

He also started the Magic Johnson Foundation in 1991 which funds numerous HIV/AIDS programs. He has been active in various activities related to HIV/AIDS since then.

So you are very wrong, Magic never went away and hid from the public.

by Anonymousreply 4104/26/2011

[quote]He then tried to return for the 1992-1993 NBA season but ignorant players balked at playing against/with him, so he retired again amid the controversy.

This was my point right here. Coming out with HIV was hardly beneficial to his basketball career and the idea that he faked it, or whatever, for any reason is ludicrous. Basketball was his bread and butter.

by Anonymousreply 4204/26/2011

My crazy friend used to fully believe that there is a cure for HIV/AIDS for people who have the right resources. People like Magic Johnson make me wonder if that's true.

by Anonymousreply 4304/26/2011

I am sure he didn't lie about HIV itself, but I believe he lied about how he got it.

[quote]My crazy friend used to fully believe that there is a cure for HIV/AIDS for people who have the right resources. People like Magic Johnson make me wonder if that's true.

Of course people with connections enjoy advantages common people with no such connections don't have access to. I am sure there are effective drug treatments out there and their official approvals are deliberately slowed down in order for the drug companies to make profits for as long as possible with the drugs which are already available on the market (or aren't even in the process of being approved for that very reason). And for people with connections these unknown to the public drug treatments are availave with a minimal risk to suffer from side effects but with a higher chance to keep HIV from becoming Aids for maybe forever.

I am sure the moment there's a new disease that falls upon a bigger market than "just" gays, sex addicts and the occasional drug user the drug companies will unload their revolutionary HIV drug medication in order to fill their stocks with new drugs for that new modern and hip disease everybody wants a cure for.

by Anonymousreply 4504/28/2011

[quote]It's really terrifying how misinformed some of you people are.

It happens on all the threads about health issues. It's scary, but DL is no worse than any other forum where health issues are discussed. Just tonight I was looking up side effects for guaifenesin, and I found a half dozen forums where people asked about side effects, and the only replies were just guesses. Not a single one of these people bothered to go to drugs.com or the NIH websites and get the officially listed side effects, they just made shit up.

by Anonymousreply 4604/28/2011

No NEVER had HIV... MJ was trying to get out of his Lifetime contract he had w/the L.A. Lakers He had a medical clause in his contract!! It's 2011 now (20 years later 1991) His ass should be already dead!!

by Anonymousreply 4807/09/2011

I have a straight female friend (Asian, fwiw) who has been HIV + for over 20 years. She got it from a boyfriend who she found out was bi. She hasn't been sick a day of those 20 years, except for side effects from the drug regimen. She isn't wealthy, and just has the basic middle-class-employed-person's health insurance. Her T cell count is fine, as far as I know.

I think the relationship between AIDS and HIV is more complex than we currently understand.

by Anonymousreply 4907/09/2011

Magic Johnson HIV doctor was the very best in country at that time David Ho. He started Magic on what was called the "cocktail" immediately which helps to explain his longevity. However, I know several folk who got it in the 80's and are still alive and some are thriving. A few of them are bitter because they sold off their assets years ago thinking they would never live for another 25 to 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 5007/09/2011

MJ has been on the downlow for years. A close friend of mine who works in the media told me that MJ's sexuality was an open secret with sportswriters. The truth is that MJ was too big to touch in the 80's. You don't print gossip about a person like that and not worry about the consequences. If the media had tried to out him in the late 80's advertisers would have reacted strongly. %0D %0D The story goes that he went public about his HIV status because the word had gotten around the NBA. To this day, there is a rule (at least in the mainstream media)that you don't cross certain lines: the children of celebs and politicans, health issues, personal tragedies. Of course, with the Internet, all bets are off. You need to remember 20 years ago you did not have a DL. You did not have the 24/7 news cycle in the 80's--and MJ was big business.%0D %0D Do a search here at DL. I remember a long time ago people posting about how the guy loved to hang out in San Fran bathouses. Again, he did not get the disease from thousands of women. No. way. Jose.

by Anonymousreply 5107/09/2011

Oh how our OP pines for those halcyon days when people with HIV were walking wraiths, with sunken cheeks, KS lesions, Crix belly...that is, if they could walk, what with spending 25 hours a day shitting and taking pills.%0D %0D It's so very inconvenient when people don't keep up with the old ways, isn't it OP?

by Anonymousreply 5207/09/2011

I am on year 22 and look healthy.

by Anonymousreply 5307/10/2011

It is heartening to read about long-term survivors.

"My cousin did sleep around with a number of women who did IV drugs and prostituted for drugs thus it probably increased his risk but it's not like it's impossible for straight guys to get it (look at the Africa numbers, most are het transmissions). "

There are two global elephants in the room here. The first is that being a hypersexual male pussyhound excludes you from also having sex with men. In fact, men who are hypersexual with women will often have sex with men too occasionally. As men who are hypersexual with men will occasionally have sex with women.

The second elephant in the room is the fact that the heterosexual transmissions are from male-to-female, not usually female-to-male. Men (generally) get HIV from other men. Women (generally) get HIV from men.

Until the world acknowledges its bisexuality, I can't see how we can have effective HIV education.

by Anonymousreply 5507/10/2011

Target dropped MJ like yesterdays news. Maybe this will come back to bite them in the ass. It would be great to see MJ team up with a company and crush Target. I have been to Target since their fiasco but haven't spent a dime there. Until CEO is fired... and he won't be so the idea is mote.

by Anonymousreply 5607/10/2011

Magic might be one of those people who has a certain rare genetic factor where HIV does not effect them as much as it does other people, not the gene where you're supposedly immune to certain strains.

I also wonder if Magic is bisexual or gay and on the DL, if he shared a steroid needle, or if he just did it raw either anally or vaginally with a woman.

I found this article today about him at the link.

by Anonymousreply 5711/08/2011

R11 some HIV meds make people gain a lot of weight in their stomach.

R8, I know A LOT of tops who are HIV+ and many tops who did it all raw back in the 70s and 80s and consider themselves to be very lucky and have no idea why they are still HIV neg.

Granted if you are taking cum up your ass from people or even a lot of people like lots of bottoms did in the 70s and 80s you're probably going to get infected with multiple strains of HIV, and coupled with drug or alcohol abuse that also can fuck up your immune system.

by Anonymousreply 5811/08/2011

Money OP.

by Anonymousreply 5911/08/2011

What did Target do? OMM is boycotting them for donating to an organization that helps suicidal gay teens.

by Anonymousreply 6111/08/2011

They used to say he and Isiah Thomas were a couple....

by Anonymousreply 6211/08/2011

My problem with Magic is that he isn't being honest about being bi-sexual. Therefore, he has 'terrorized' a bunch of men into believing they can catch HIV from hetrosexual sex, which is almost impossible. It does make him real 'good' with the politically correct community, which wants everybody to be very afraid of HIV, terrorism, and offending anybody for anything.

by Anonymousreply 6304/14/2012

I find it funny at how he announced he had HIV then for it NOT to sound so bad, on yeah I got it from a woman. Like that was supposed for it to be ok, I got it from cheating on my wife but at least I said it wasn't from a man. SMH

by Anonymousreply 6404/14/2012

I've no idea how he got it. But uncut guys can and do contract HIV more easily through het sex. Something about receptor cells in the foreskin.

by Anonymousreply 6604/14/2012

I always wondered if possibly Johnson got AIDS from sleeping (and bottoming) with what he thought was a woman but was a tranny...possible? also, I agree with the posters who point out that if one has money and access to the absolute best drugs( or even without being rich, there are some great drugs available out of SF General; I have a 38-year old friend who was infected at 19 and is still alive and, I am told, doing well); anyway, yes, someone with Magic Johnson's wealth might have a leg up, so to speak. Jerry Herman has lived a long time (and much older than Johnson) with the help of excellent drugs; he has stated as much. God bless all of them.

by Anonymousreply 6704/14/2012

Finally a post on which I have some insider knowledge (not v juicy though). I went to Michigan State and he was one of the more conspicous athletes on campus. He also had a reputation for being a pussy hound - I remember this because even then some eye brows would raise over interracial dating. And because it was assumed he would turn pro, he had alot of attention from both black and white girls.

I also know his wife Cookie through mutual friends. And they say that he adores her but she cheats on him brazenly, including with his friends. Maybe its an open relationship?

by Anonymousreply 6804/14/2012

How on earth can you think you're bottoming for a woman who was really a tranny, r67? Wouldn't her dick up your ass be a dead giveaway?

by Anonymousreply 6904/14/2012

I have a friend who has been positive since the '80s and he continues to do great. He told me he thinks he must have had a milder version, because his viral load has never been all that bad.

He did get pneumonia a long time ago, but it wasn't pneumocystis pneumonia, and he recovered just fine. At one point, he even went back into show business and toured with a show.

by Anonymousreply 7004/14/2012

I wonder, if it's about the best medication money can buy, then how come Freddie Mercury who got sick around the same time did not survive?

by Anonymousreply 7104/14/2012

No shit, if money could buy life then why is Steve Jobs dead?

by Anonymousreply 7204/14/2012

[quote]I've no idea how he got it. But uncut guys can and do contract HIV more easily through het sex. Something about receptor cells in the foreskin.

That's a myth. It's been debunked ten billion times. Europe is 99% uncut, and America, where the majority are cut, are off the charts when it comes to STDs.

by Anonymousreply 7304/14/2012

He could be lying about drug use.

by Anonymousreply 7404/14/2012

Magic Johnson did not get hiv from homosexual sex. I have a straight male friend who got it from a dirty sponge.

by Anonymousreply 7504/14/2012

Hmm. Was he playing basketball when he got it? This would have forced an insurance pay out if he didn't want to play any more.

by Anonymousreply 7604/14/2012

>>>No shit, if money could buy life then why is Steve Jobs dead?

Steve Jobs killed Steve Jobs. He refused the established standard treatment for his very treatable cancer. Instead he thought he knew better than all the best cancer experts and he choose to do hollistic treatments (juicing, fasts and other bullshit). And while he was doing these treatments his cancer grew into untreatable cancer and it spread. He realized this fact when it was too late and he admitted this to his biographer before he died. Magic sought out the best Dr's in the world and he followed their advice. Steve didn't

by Anonymousreply 7804/14/2012

Recently watched a documentary on the guy. He seems like a decent person who made a bad mistake. Agree with others who say he started out in optimal help, which helped him fight the virus.

by Anonymousreply 7904/14/2012

r73 - link?

by Anonymousreply 8004/14/2012

fredy had advanced to full blown AIDS and his immume system was totally compromied...he'd probally had untreated HIV foR ten years. Magic's HIV was caught right away...his immune system was never compromised. Apples and oranges.

by Anonymousreply 8104/14/2012

If Jerry Herman can still be alive, Magic Johnson can still be alive.

by Anonymousreply 8204/14/2012

What about Calvin Kline? Didn't everyone say he had aids but maybe he had enough $ to get some special treatments?

by Anonymousreply 8304/14/2012

Here's a link for r73:

"In 2010, the WHO said there was compelling evidence that circumcision can reduce the risk of HIV infection by around 60% in high risk areas such as sub-Saharan Africa.

Experts give several reasons for this including that the foreskin traps HIV in a moist environment allowing the virus to live longer.

by Anonymousreply 8404/15/2012

When he was first diagnosed, African-American friend told me that Magic's doc had informed her that he had contracted AIDS through sex with MEN.

by Anonymousreply 8504/15/2012

R71 Mercury did not have near as early a diagnoses as Magic Johnson did by any means. Sadly, it was just all far too late for him.

by Anonymousreply 8604/15/2012

R85, I find it very hard to believe Magic's doctor gossiped with your friend or anyone about his patient. And if he shared this with anyone for legitimate medical or research reasons it was not someone who in turn shared it with others as gossip.

Despite DL's delusion that such info or other highly private info is readily available for public consumption and hence will make it to DL or Enty or any other gossip forum, that is hardly ever, ever the case. Sorry to burst your fantasies.

by Anonymousreply 8704/15/2012

I have a friend who has been poz for at least 20 years. You would never know by looking at him. He's in his 60s.

R36 is correct. the misinformation on this thread is really horrifying for a group of gay men in this day and age.

Oh, and this guy is a bottom and the first person I ever know to die from AIDS (and there were many in NYC in the 80s) was a straight woman who would screw random guys she met in clubs (ala Carrie Bradshaw).

by Anonymousreply 8804/15/2012

Edmund White also has the genetic luck to keep his HIV manageable.

by Anonymousreply 8904/15/2012

2012 documentary on Magic Johnson's AIDS journey.

The Announcement - The Magic Johnson HIV Story Part 1

by Anonymousreply 9004/15/2012

R87, I'm not r85 but have worked in the health field for over 25 years. Personal and confidential information about patients were not as tightly guarded as it is today. That's why HIPPAA had to be made law. I don't doubt R85's story.

by Anonymousreply 9104/15/2012

HIPAA has nothing to do with that r91. Even back then gossiping about an ill patient would have been frowned on. Shockingly unprofessional (if it even happened, which i doubt).

by Anonymousreply 9304/15/2012

OP, not everyone goes on meds early on after being diagnosed and I'm not sure when Magic first did. Some people don't go on meds for many years after being diagnosed, at least now. Also, some people have very good cosmetic and pharmaceutical help in maintaining their appearance.

In any event, no one pretends to have hiv, least of all pretending to have hiv to the general public when one is a celebrity.

by Anonymousreply 9404/15/2012

"compelling evidence"

"Compelling" does not equal "fact". They've used "compelling" for tons of bogus studies, because if they flat out said that they couldn't prove their theory, no one would give them the time of day. It's an old scam.

[quote]Experts give several reasons for this including that the foreskin traps HIV in a moist environment allowing the virus to live longer.

And it's a bullshit theory, that's been debunked a million times. Europe is uncut, and it's places like America that have most of the problems, despite being cut.

Their "uncircumcised penises cause cervical cancer" crap, should have led to a ton of people stripped of their licences. That was the lowest of the low!

Boys are dying in Africa from these routine circumcisions they're forcing upon them now.

What these people need is education.

What they get today, is abstinence education, and no condoms.

Are you going to tell me that the majority of people in the US who contracted HIV were uncut? Give me a break. The majority of HIV cases in the US were of gay men who were circumcised like the vast majority of the population.

Africans will continue to rape women and babies, without proper education. So snipping them isn't going to help anything. They'd still be in danger like people in the US who screw around without condoms and are circumcised. And again, circumcision has no bearing on HIV infection.

These are people who live in raw sewage, and barely clean themselves. Of course disease is going to run rampant.

Circumcision is religious buffoonery, and it came to America thanks to a Christian nut, who wanted to stamp out childhood masturbation.

by Anonymousreply 9504/15/2012

You must be the anti circ troll. You sound racist.

The fact is uncut men can get HIV more easily through hetero sex than cut guys can when condoms aren't used. It's not a contest about what is the leading cause.

by Anonymousreply 9604/15/2012

I think a man is very susceptible to AIDS from fucking women, esp. if the HIV+ women have venereal disease sores, menstruating, etc. etc.

We're talking about a virus so tiny it's 1/20th the size of an ecoli bactirium, and you need an electron microscope to even see it.

by Anonymousreply 9704/15/2012

r95 - Not disagreeing with you but I still haven't seen where this has been debunked. Again, link please?

by Anonymousreply 9904/15/2012

[r76] he tried to make a comeback after coming out

by Anonymousreply 10004/15/2012

Ban the troll @ R98

by Anonymousreply 10104/15/2012

[quote]Did I miss that episode of SATC? When did Carrie "screw random guys she met in clubs"? She dated different guys, enjoyed casual sex once in a while (like all normal single people in the last 40-50 years) and frequented clubs, but I'm not remembering her picking up "random guys" for sex.

Oh please. Especially in the earlier episodes, all the girls acted like whores.

by Anonymousreply 10204/15/2012

The poster above didn't say they "acted like whores", which is clearly subjective language that is open to interpretation. He said Carrie Bradshaw picked up "random guys in clubs", which I don't think was ever typical for her character. Samantha, yes, but not Carrie.

by Anonymousreply 10304/15/2012

As a lesbian it is my duty to tell all of you the FACTS about HIV.

Fact 1: NO ONE can get HIV easier than another. No matter your race, sexual preference, or lifestyle in any way.

Fact 2: Aids has mostly been known as the "gay" disease but in fact, More black women have HIV than anyone in this country.

Fact 3: HIV doesn't have a preference So if you stick your wick in a female with HIV without a condom, your infecting yourself.

Don't believe the garbage. you as straight men are just as likely to get HIV than any gay man.

Lets not even mention the people that hide their drug addictions infecting other people by sleeping around but also hiding in bathrooms putting needles in their arms. Magic Johnson is definitely a straight man. He's your proof that you don't have to be gay to get it.

by Anonymousreply 10407/24/2012

"1: NO ONE can get HIV easier than another. No matter your race, sexual preference, or lifestyle in any way.

Fact 2: Aids has mostly been known as the "gay" disease but in fact, More black women have HIV than anyone in this country."

QuotingTru: Bitch, not only you sound like a dumbass prejudiced cunt muffin, you contradicted yourself as well.

by Anonymousreply 10507/25/2012

Whether he does or doesn't, I didn't do it!

by Anonymousreply 10607/26/2012

the lez-lez woman is an idiot. I think Magic's an idiot too.

by Anonymousreply 10707/26/2012

When a reasonable doubt comes to a collective mind...maybe I'm conspiranoic but, might he be pushed to choose between a fake death and completely dissapear from the public eye or the HIV thing and keep living behind the scene. Is 2Pac still alive? and Jacko? Illuminati pushin' the game to go on but some players getting tired? Maybe I'm too sick and twisted...maybe.

by Anonymousreply 10807/27/2012

R104, men still account for a majority of HIV disease.

by Anonymousreply 10907/27/2012

Exactly R81. Magic was also not a heavy drug user and was in excellent health.

by Anonymousreply 11007/27/2012

I really think the government made him say that for they can sell more drugs for people having hiv. So the government can say that you can live with HIV. The government also don't want people going crazy because they have it. It is all about money in this world. We just have to wake up because the government put this virus out here for Afro Americans can get it and kill our race. Or it is a cure and they just not telling us because we don't have money like some people. Any question I would gladly answer them my email is kaionelee@yahoo.com thank you.

by Anonymousreply 11107/30/2012

Magic was just on Wendy Williams...she seemed reluctant to hug him and did an air kiss @ the end of their interview.

by Anonymousreply 11210/11/2012

R104 is stupid. If straight men got HIV from vaginal sex just as readily as gay men from anal sex, there would have been millions upon millions more dead in the 80's and 90's. MagicJ is a DL gay and got it up the butt just like vast majority of other men. He MAY be a long term non progressor, which would account for his robust healthy appearance.

by Anonymousreply 11310/11/2012

I've always wondered if guys with bigger dicks are at greater risk of contracting HIV, since they can beat up their partner's ass/pussy more & therefore increase their risk of blood contact. If so, maybe Magic just has a huge peen?

by Anonymousreply 11410/11/2012

No, but partners on big peened men are more likely to have torn internal tissue(be it vaginal or anal) than those who fuck needle dick shorties.

I know. I been tore up many damn times.

by Anonymousreply 11511/12/2012

Hey guys, look it's tonight's freeper troll and he's bumping some stupid ass old thread.

Is it to push down the other threads where I call him out for his stupid transparent trolling?

Who cares, just remember this idiot's M.O. for the future.

Yes, it's the freeper troll at r115.

by Anonymousreply 11611/12/2012

why doesn't he have facial wasting?

by Anonymousreply 11702/07/2013

That's right, OP, Magic is just bullshitting us that he has HIV because it's such a boon to one's life to have people them think one is poz.

by Anonymousreply 11802/07/2013

Magic's son is gay

Guess he got part of daddy's genes

by Anonymousreply 11904/02/2013

The truth has yet to come out of the closet.

1. If Magic had HIV in 1991, and his gay son was born in 1993, does Cookie and their younger children have the HIV virus.

2. What info is Cookie holding? Why would she sleep with her husband post-HIV announcement and give birth to their son in 1993 if Magic has HIV?

3. Does Magic, Cookie, and their son have HIV?

No one is asking these "keep it real" questions. It ain't adding up --- put that family on Oprah and ask the tuff questions.

by Anonymousreply 12004/06/2013

Magic was cured of AIDs by Jesus in 1997 (according to his wife).

by Anonymousreply 12104/06/2013

R120, I know that docs give babies (of hiv mom) meds when they're born and they do not become HIV.

I wonder if their children are born via IVF? Do they have such tech back then??

by Anonymousreply 12204/06/2013

I have a friend who works in healthcare, and she told me one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard. She said many pregnant African American women actually refuse the medication that blocks their baby from contracting the HIV virus because the government pays them more benefits when they have an HIV+ child. If that isn't sick, I don't know what is.

by Anonymousreply 12304/06/2013

R123, That sounds like one of those conspiracy theories that racists tell each other, so they can continue to hate.

by Anonymousreply 12404/07/2013

R123, did your friend tell you that all pregnant African-American women do this or just some. What about white women?

R124 got it right.

by Anonymousreply 12504/07/2013

Women do horrible shit for more benefits. It's not a myth or a conspiracy. My family has worked for Social Security and welfare. There are welfare queens. They pop out more children for money. It's sad, but it exists big time.

by Anonymousreply 12604/07/2013

Arthur Ashe was an athlete.

by Anonymousreply 12704/07/2013

[quote] "My cousin did sleep around with a number of women who did IV drugs and prostituted for drugs thus it probably increased his risk but it's not like it's impossible for straight guys to get it (look at the Africa numbers, most are het transmissions). " There are two global elephants in the room here. The first is that being a hypersexual male pussyhound excludes you from also having sex with men. In fact, men who are hypersexual with women will often have sex with men too occasionally. As men who are hypersexual with men will occasionally have sex with women. The second elephant in the room is the fact that the heterosexual transmissions are from male-to-female, not usually female-to-male. Men (generally) get HIV from other men. Women (generally) get HIV from men. Until the world acknowledges its bisexuality, I can't see how we can have effective HIV education.

Quoted for truth.

by Anonymousreply 12804/07/2013

Only African-American women, r126?

by Anonymousreply 12904/07/2013

IDK IF HE DOES HAVE AIDS OR NOT. IM SURE HE ONLY BROKE THE NEWS AND CAME OUT BECAUSE SOME ONET AT THE LAB AND OR HIS PHYSICIANS OFFICE FOUND OUT THAT HIS RESULTS FOR THE TEST WAS POSITIVE. BY EXPOSING HIM SELF IT SOFTENED THE BLOW OF HAVING SOME ONE ELSE BREAK THE NEWS OR TRY TO EXPLOIT HIM.. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS SOMEONE WOULD HAVE BROKE THE STORY AND HAVE GOTTEN PAID BIG BUCKS IF THEY HAD PROOF THAT MAGIC LIED ABOUT BEING HIV POSITIVE.IJS

by Anonymousreply 13006/19/2013

Did Magic become HIV+ from a woman, a man, or IV drug use?

by Anonymousreply 13107/04/2013

It's true R102 but nobody should look to the fictional sex in the city TV show or movies for actual information on how not to get an STD or have safer sex. In reality being that the characters live in NYC and were sexually active with a lot of men, and not monogamous they would all at least have HPV and probably herpes and HIV as well, or the ones who were into doing random dudes and not into being monogamous or having safer sex would.

by Anonymousreply 13207/04/2013

There are really only 3 options (as a medical professional):

1. He has a mutated T-cell, which studies show basically makes you immune to the HIV virus.

2. He's lying.

3. He had a false positive and is still lying

Money and previous physical condition doesn't factor in. If it did, the following people would also still be alive:

Arthur Ashe: tennis star and humanitarian Freddie Mercury: lead singer for Queen Easy E: rap legend, founder of NWA Rock Hudson: prolific actor Robert Reed: Mr. Brady Pedro Zamora: Real World star Gia Garangi: hugely successful supermodel Perry Ellis: world renown fashion designer Liberace: famous entertainer Kevin Peter Hall: actor who played all the Hollywood monsters like Predator John Fogerty: famous member of CCR Anthony Perkins: famous actor

Those people were all in good to excellent physical condition at the time of their diagnosis. They were all wealthy. They all died within four years.

by Anonymousreply 13310/24/2013

I believe there has always been a small percentage of people who have tested positive for the HIV virus but, for whatever reason(s) that are not fully understood, have never progressed to full-blown AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 13410/24/2013

134 posts over 3 years & still not one good reason why a superstar athlete would've lied about being HIV+ in 1991 & kept the ruse going for 22 years no less! The covert racism in this thread is very apparent but not surprising in the least. I didn't bother to read all of this filth as it became monotonous after awhile. I'm quite sure the old "Blacks Fucking Monkeys Are To Blame For My Positive Status" was dragged out quite a few times. Followed by someone calling that an oxymoron. You girls are so predictable, yet so pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 13510/24/2013

R135, the OP didn't actually suggest that Magic Johnson was lying about being HIV positive. There's at least one other possible explanation: false positive tests.

Also, as I mentioned, I think some people STILL confuse being HIV positive with having full-blown AIDS. But I believe there has always been a small percentage of people who have the virus but never progress to the illness, or at least have gone many years without progressing to the illness..

by Anonymousreply 13610/24/2013

Prolific actor Robert Reed??? I agree with the actor part, not the prolific part.

by Anonymousreply 13710/24/2013

R133- CCR's John Fogerty is very much alive and recently put out an album.

I'm not sure why you think the people you have listed are comparable to elite athletes and it's not clear why you assume they were in good to excellent physical health.

Gia Carangi was a long term IV drug user who had multiple health problems (and was by no means wealthy). Freddie Mercury was a terrible chain smoker. Robert Reed was a very heavy drinker, probably an alcoholic. I really don't know much about Eazy E, but a rapper's lifestyle isn't really conducive to good health. BTW, he died within a month of his HIV/AIDS diagnosis. Liberace was a vision of middle-aged pudginess and he used poppers on a regular basis.

Copying and pasting a list isn't evidence that prior health status doesn't contribute to outcomes. Is there a peer review study that demonstrates health and physical status at time of seroconversion have no impact on longevity?

by Anonymousreply 13810/24/2013

This reminds me of the rumours that he found a cure, but hasn't told anyone. Ozone was mentioned for a while.

by Anonymousreply 13910/24/2013

R135 How do you know no one has given a good reason for Magic to lie about being HIV+ if, as you admitted, you haven't bothered reading all the posts in this thread?

by Anonymousreply 14010/24/2013

[quote]Prolific actor Robert Reed??? I agree with the actor part, not the prolific part.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia....

No one said good, just prolific. ( Producing abundant works or results: a prolific artist. )

by Anonymousreply 14110/24/2013

I was really confused about the Fogerty reference.

by Anonymousreply 14210/24/2013

He lied because he was PAID to. He become something for ppl with HIV and aids to look to for hope of survival! He supposedly had it yet was able to have a healthy son and wife after "coming out" he had already 18 million from basketball, he was WELL taken care of. Was able to buy a team for 2 billion? Yea he was paid a LOVELY check for pulling away from basketball.

by Anonymousreply 14301/31/2014

Does his gay son have HIV, if Magic had it?

by Anonymousreply 14401/31/2014

why would he fake it? why wouldnt he? his career was nearin gits end, most bball players are past thier prime in their late thirties, now he takes up the mantle of HIV, a crusader if you will. also a very lucrative turn where he now doesnt have to play bball, saves his body and still rakes in the dough. does he have HIV? i doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 14505/13/2014

I don't believe he ever had it. Wife does not have it and neither does his 21 year old son, HMMM? Not sure what the conspiracy is behind this, but he never had it.

by Anonymousreply 14610/07/2014

"Why would he fake it? why wouldnt he? his career was nearin gits end, most bball players are past thier prime in their late thirties, now he takes up the mantle of HIV, a crusader if you will"

Yeah, that must be why all the aging sports stars are claiming they have AIDS! Oh, wait, they're not. You must be too young to understand the stigma and hysteria that was surrounding people with AIDS at the time

by Anonymousreply 14710/07/2014

Of course he has HIV. I totally do not get why people insist that he does not have it.

by Anonymousreply 14810/07/2014

I'm with r148. You young ones obviously don't remember how afraid people were of HIV back when Magic publicly stated that he had it. It was labeled a 'gay' disease, but heterosexuals were still terrified of getting it from casual encounters. My parent's friends drained a swimming pool after purchasing a house, because the previous owners were gay. They were afraid of catching aids.

by Anonymousreply 14910/07/2014

Yes. He got it from taking dirty loads from street hustlers.

by Anonymousreply 15010/07/2014

If it is so hard for men to get HIV from heterosexual encounters please explain the situation in sub-Saharan Africa where it is well documented straight men contract HIV.

by Anonymousreply 15206/06/2015

First of all, I can't believe this old thread was bumped by an ignorant, illiterate homophobe whose misconceptions are too many and too dumb to even address.

But other misconceptions are worth noting:

[quote]Also, as I mentioned, I think some people STILL confuse being HIV positive with having full-blown AIDS

You're the one who seems a bit confused. The term "full-blown AIDS" has always been very misleading. HIV is the virus that gives you the immunodeficiency syndrome (or AIDS). What people call full-blown AIDS with good intention is nothing other than the opportunistic disease you succumb to because you ALREADY HAVE AIDS. HIV is never dormant or in remission. It attacks your T-cells in some instances more successfully than others, and THAT is what compromises your immune system and ability to fend off PCP, CMV, KS, Encephalitis, etc. In short, though most people prefer using HIV positive rather than AIDS (because of the death sentence stigma the latter had) , there is no such thing as full blown AIDS, just AIDS-related conditions. HIV+ = presence of the virus. AIDS = the virus has successfully diminished your t-cells below a certain level. AIDS-related = horrible opportunistic diseases.

The lesbian who said AIDS can happen regardless of sexual preference needs to repeat a Gay 101 course. Sexual preference - hand jobs vs. anal, dirty talk vs. oral, condoms vs. bareback, a bisexual person choosing anal receptive, a bisexual woman choosing sex with a woman, porno, dildos - is precisely what can kill you or save your life.

Sexual orientation was an issue at a certain place and time only because of the frequency and diverse partners with which certain groups in America were having unprotected sex. It was never an issue for instance in Africa.

Magic Johnson's HIV status came to light as part of routine medical tests performed for insurance purposes. The NBA had to be notified and everything escalated from there. Nowadays, it would be illegal. His pregnant girlfriend got tested and so was the fetus later and they all cleared. AIDS carried a huge stigma then. No way was it something you disclosed falsely.

Arthur Ashe got infected through blood transfusions. Nobody, no matter how healthy, survived such a direct streamline of the virus into the blood back then.

Larry Kramer has been living with AIDS since 1981.

by Anonymousreply 15306/06/2015

Actually, R92 / R103, young Carrie was a huge tramp. Do you remember the episode where she bumps into the waiter that she randomly fucked at Tunnel (slut) , became pregnant (no birth control = stupid slut) and had an abortion, then spent the episode dragging the girls down about what could have been (emotionally manipulative slut).

Girl was a slut!

by Anonymousreply 15406/06/2015
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