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Why Magic Johnson's 55th Birthday Is A Huge Milestone For HIV/AIDS Awareness

Life expectancies for people living with HIV have increased greatly since Magic announced his own diagnosis in 1991.

Basketball legend and business mogul Magic Johnson turns 56 on Friday.

That may seem like a fairly innocuous milestone. But back in 1991, when Johnson, then 32, shocked the world and announced that he was HIV-positive, living through middle age seemed all but impossible. 

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