Magics Greatest Trick Living with HIV

Why has Magic Johnson remained free of AIDS for over 10 years since contracting HIV? Because he has access to the highest-quality medical care, he has the resources and commitment to maintain long-term combination drug therapy, and because these actions have limited the evolution of HIV in his body. Magic is still infected with HIV, and no one knows whether drug therapy will help his body finally eliminate HIV or if the therapy will eventually fail and he will lose the battle with this killer virus. Magic's ability to survive, and even thrive, for more than 10 years since his diagnosis gives us hope that someday HIV will not be a death sentence for anyone.

Figure 9.14 Preventing the tragedy of AIDS. Public education campaigns to reduce the transmission of HIV are the most effective means of preventing deaths due to AIDS.

Media Activity 9.4 AIDS: Exploring the Myths

Figure 9.14 Preventing the tragedy of AIDS. Public education campaigns to reduce the transmission of HIV are the most effective means of preventing deaths due to AIDS.

Media Activity 9.4 AIDS: Exploring the Myths

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