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Basketball legends appear in AIDS PSA for China

Basketball legends appear in AIDS PSA for China

Hong Kong television stations over the weekend began airing a public service announcement starring National Basketball Association player Yao Ming and Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson that urges people not to fear or discriminate against HIV-positive people. The 30-second PSA shows Yao and Johnson playing a game of one-on-one ball, pushing against each other and exchanging high fives. "I have been living with HIV since 1991," says Johnson. The clip then shows Yao teaching Johnson how to use chopsticks as they share a meal of Chinese takeout on the basketball court. "Hugging, shaking hands, or eating together will not transmit HIV," Yao says in Mandarin. "Don't be afraid. Don't discriminate. Please show you care for people living with HIV/AIDS and learn more about HIV/AIDS prevention." (AP)

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