Letters, Mar. 4, 1996

LIVING WITH THE AIDS VIRUS

"HIV-positive or not, Magic Johnson is a great role model. There is a lot that we can learn from his life." ERIC TCHEPANNOU Darmstadt, Germany

I COULD ALMOST HEAR THE ROAR OF THE crowd as I read your cover stories on Magic Johnson's triumphant return to pro basketball and the new drugs for treating HIV [HEALTH, Feb. 12]. I also heard a cruel cry of denial: Magic can play; new drugs are here; not everybody gets sick. But AIDS is not over. The losses aren't decreasing. Although I find inspiration in new pharmacological wonders and Johnson's...

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