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Author Topic: i saw magic johnson  (Read 6738 times)

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Offline snoofle

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i saw magic johnson
« on: February 18, 2008, 08:00:29 PM »
i saw magic johnson while i was in new orleans this past weekend with my boyfriend. it touched my heart to see how happy my bf looked to see someone with the same thing as him, but look so healthy and happy with this life :)

Offline thunter34

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 09:09:57 PM »
If I had all that endorsement cash coming in, I'd probably be pretty happy too.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline komnaes

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 11:53:15 PM »
Cash! Who doesn't want more.. though at least he needs to stay alive and healthy to enjoy it. :D

Talk about "HIV celerbrity" endorsement, I wonder what Greg Louganis is doing. There's some news about him here recently (that he's found a new profession as a dog trainer, etc) and even a short interview about him going to the Beijing Olympics.
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Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
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Offline Winiroo

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 02:45:31 PM »
I went to a drive thru at a Burger King near downtown Dallas to get a soda several months ago. There was a sign on the window that said that Magic Johnson owned that restaurant.
He has his fingers in a lot of different investments I bet.

Good for him...

Offline risred1

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 10:01:53 AM »
Just because Magic Johnson has cash doesn't mean his celebrity doesn't give some of us a measure of comfort.

When I converted early, the fact that Majic Johnson looked good, was on TV and didn't let HIV keep him from being a success was also something I drew strength from.

Having his cash may or may not make one happy. But that is not the point of the posting.



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Offline Winiroo

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 10:14:12 AM »
Magic has been positive since 91 if what I read was correct. It is always nice to see someone who has been infected for some significant amount of time and appears to be healthy.

Offline BT65

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 10:24:09 AM »
Just because Magic Johnson has cash doesn't mean his celebrity doesn't give some of us a measure of comfort.

When I converted early, the fact that Majic Johnson looked good, was on TV and didn't let HIV keep him from being a success was also something I drew strength from.

Having his cash may or may not make one happy. But that is not the point of the posting.





Um, o.k.  But having access to the best of everything would certainly make a difference in a lot of people's lives.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Winiroo

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 10:40:27 AM »
Um, o.k.  But having access to the best of everything would certainly make a difference in a lot of people's lives.

Damn skippy.

Offline aliveinla

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 09:43:07 PM »
My ID doctor has a picture on his desk of him with Magic Johnson. One of my new best friends has been poz since 1989 when he was 19, and he looks and acts healthier than me. He has sex with his partner 3 times a day--he told me that when I asked whether HIV meds will lower sex drive. He is so healthy and optimistic that I don't want to hang out with him any more, because from time to time, I myself went so depressed that I want to stay in a corner and cry.
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Offline Winiroo

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 09:46:12 PM »
Three times a day sounds like he is on a schedule.
LOL

ught ohhhh its 12:30 time to have sex  ;D

Offline komnaes

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 09:56:20 AM »
, I myself went so depressed that I want to stay in a corner and cry.

Hey Alive, cry if you need to.. but just don't stay in the corner for too long.

Hugs, Shaun
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline aliveinla

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2008, 01:33:51 PM »
Hey Alive, cry if you need to.. but just don't stay in the corner for too long.

Hugs, Shaun

Thanks. I was hoping to find a bf in that corner with whom I can have sex 3-4 times in a day. Recently, I have no interest in any kind of sex... Even before this diagnosis, I had sex about once/two weeks...
4/24/07: Last tested Neg
1/22/08: First tested Poz
1/30/08: CD4 393; 28%; VL: 44k
3/18/08: CD4 218; 26%; VL: 222K
4/24/08: CD4 402; 26%; VL: lab forgot
7/22/08: CD4 405; 25%; VL: 6,780
10/15/08: CD4 340, 26%; VL: N/A
2/4/09: CD4 394, 26%; VL: N/A
Jun 09: CD4 300, 25%; VL: 4000
Oct 09: CD4 324, 23%, VL: 10K
11/22/09: started Atripla
11/20/11: CD4 405; VL: UD

Offline Winiroo

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2008, 01:42:10 PM »
I'm just sitting here shaking my head and thinking surely I am not the only one who thinks sex half a dozen times a day would be boring and likely painful eventually.


Offline thunter34

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008, 01:56:48 PM »
Just because Magic Johnson has cash doesn't mean his celebrity doesn't give some of us a measure of comfort.

When I converted early, the fact that Majic Johnson looked good, was on TV and didn't let HIV keep him from being a success was also something I drew strength from.

Having his cash may or may not make one happy. But that is not the point of the posting.

Oh, well....bless your heart for clearing all that up for me.  As for me, I draw my strength and get my measure of comfort from seeing my peers "looking good".  Real people, surviving and thriving in the everyday world.  Not from somebody who has the means to readily have any and all medical devices at his disposal, and with enough of both wealth and celebrity to not have to truly worry and hold his breath about the future state of his healthcare.  Bully for Magic Johnson for "not letting HIV prevent him from being a success".  Truth is, however, he already WAS in a successful position before the HIV diagnosis came into the picture, dear.  And now he has used that notoriety to not only be a high profile face for HIV, but to neatly pick up a tidy sum in endorsement money in the process.  He hardly had to struggle from the bottom of the ladder, a ward of ADAP & Ryan White, only to achieve these great heights.  I can commend the man for "coming out" with his status as he did, but his real life day-to-day relationship to this virus and the status of his healthcare bears precious little resemblence to what a growing majority of us know.


Um, o.k.  But having access to the best of everything would certainly make a difference in a lot of people's lives.

THANK YOU, Betty.  
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Teresa

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008, 06:10:09 PM »
If Magic Johnson is an inspiration and gives hope to those with HIV that is wonderful. He has worked for all that he has today. He was a great basketball talent and evidently he has invested his money well. People with a lot of money are able to afford the best possible medical care, no matter what their illness is.

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Offline BT65

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Re: i saw magic johnson
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 06:42:41 PM »
Yes, it's just a shame all the struggles I hear of.  Money does change everything most of the time.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

 


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