Video captures mood of Magic Johnson’s HIV announcement, which was 25 years ago today


Magic Johnson shook the world when he announced, 25 years ago today, that he was HIV positive.

This video from the NBA showcases the deep emotions his announcement sparked (though it ignores the surrounding homophobia in a time when many viewed AIDS as a gay problem). Everyone was sad, confused and scared.

Including Johnson.

But he courageously persevered and helped change how we view HIV and AIDS.