Johnson, whom retired through the Los Angeles Lakers week that is last testing good for HIV, penned the content along with Roy Johnson (no connection), a Sports Illustrated journalist and writer of the baseball celebrity’s biography.
Among other points Johnson, that is vacationing in Hawaii, makes into the tale:
–His biggest fear had been that their expecting spouse ended up being contaminated. She tested negative.
–He denied rumors he could be homosexual, insisting he became contaminated after staying away from a condom and making love with a girl.
–He nevertheless would like to play within the 1992 Olympics.
Johnson stated he learned he previously the herpes virus after Dr. Michael Mellman, the Lakers team physician, called him in Salt Lake City and asked him in the future house to l . a . straight away.
Whenever Johnson saw their physician, Mellman told him: ‘You’re HIV good. The AIDS is had by you virus.’
‘Suddenly, we felt unwell,’ Johnson writes. ‘I happened to be numb. In shock. And, yes, I happened to be frightened.’
He stated their thought that is first was their spouse of 8 weeks, Cookie, who was simply seven months expecting.
‘My biggest fear had been that she while the infant were also contaminated,’ he published. ‘ That could have been more devastating for me than any such thing i would have to undergo in fighting AIDS.
‘As I had just one other thought: It is all over. for myself,’
Now Johnson states he could be more optimistic, also claiming he shall beat the condition who has no cure. Johnson admits he had been ignorant concerning the condition to start with, thinking it just affected ‘gays and drug users. Perhaps perhaps maybe Not for someone just like me.’
He additionally relates, ‘we did not know the distinction between the herpes virus together with condition. While my ears heard HIV good, my head heard AIDS.’
Johnson said rumors which he ended up being homosexual started through the 1988 NBA Finals as he and Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas kissed one another regarding the cheek before every game. Continue reading “Magic’ acknowledges active sex-life in a number of NBA urban centers”