Charlie Sheen’s misadventure with a false cure for HIV/AIDS

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Charlie Sheen and the danger of false cures

By Michael Shermer, Scientific Americanon,  July 1, 2016

When basketball legend Magic Johnson announced in 1991 that he had tested positive for HIV, it was a death sentence, and he promptly retired from the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans mourned his coming demise, but to everyone’s astonishment, Magic’s life continued in relative normalcy. A quarter of a century later he is an active entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention.

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