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Monday Marks 20 Years Since Magic Johnson’s HIV, Retirement Announcement

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Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers announces his retirement after being diagnosed as HIV positive on Nov. 7, 1991. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers announces his retirement after being diagnosed as HIV positive on Nov. 7, 1991. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Free testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases will be available Monday at the Earvin “MAGIC” Johnson Recreation Area.

Testing is being offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in two mobile vans in the 900 block of El Segundo Boulevard in Willowbrook.

Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers and that he was HIV positive on Nov. 7, 1991, exactly 20 years ago.

Johnson is expected to speak publicly Monday about his life over the last two decades.

He will also talk about his foundation’s work on HIV and AIDS prevention and education.

Johnson also hopes to establish what he calls an annual “Point Forward Day” that is focused on HIV and AIDS awareness, as well as testing in low-income communities.

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