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The Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Expand Focus of 'Campaign to End Black AIDS' to African-American Women in 2008
Date:11/30/2007

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2005, approximately half of the nearly 40,000 new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the United States occurred among African Americans, who represented just 13 percent of the general population. The impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American women has been particularly concerning. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women 25-34 years old. In 2005, the AIDS diagnosis rate for African-American women was approximately 23 times the rate for Caucasian women. Further, this minority population accounts for 66 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases among all women.

Cookie Johnson, the wife of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, is now touring the country with the "I Stand With Magic" program to educate minority women about HIV/AIDS and provide tools for prevention and testing. Cookie prides herself on being the first to "stand" with Magic. In addition to Cookie, the program is extending an invitation to other prominent African-American leaders to join the campaign.

"When we first learned about Earvin's diagnosis we bonded together as a family to arm ourselves with education on HIV/AIDS," said Cookie. "I was determined that we would fight this disease together as a family. As the newest 'I Stand With Magic' program ambassador, I will encourage women in minority communities in America to get educated, tested and treated for HIV/AIDS throughout the next year. Today, I want to share what we learned about HIV/AIDS with others, especially women who might be going through a similar situation as my own."

In celebration of World AIDS Day, Abbott and the Magic Johnson Foundation are also hosting concerts with musicians including Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, Mary Mary and the Soul Seekers, who will perform and encourage people to get informed, get tested and seek treatment if necessary.

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