Magic Johnson has said he believes
there will be a cure for AIDS.
The 52-year-old Johnson announced in
1991 that he had tested positive for HIV, the virus which causes
AIDS, and that he would retire from the NBA immediately.
In a wide-ranging videotaped interview
with The Wall Street Journal, Johnson cited improvements in
HIV treatments as a reason to hope for a cure.
“I think there will be a cure one
day. In my lifetime? I don't know,” Johnson told The Wall
Street Journal's Lee Hawkins. “Because the medicine has grown
so much. Twenty years ago when I announced, there was one drug, AZT.
Now you have over 30 drugs. The drugs have gotten better and
better. And so, it's easier to take them now. Twenty years ago, it
wasn't easy to take them.”
Johnson added that he was feeling
“This is the healthiest I've probably
been in I don't know how long,” he said.
The NBA legend and entrepreneur said he
would “always be at the forefront of the HIV and AIDS fight. I