Magic Johnson wants to rejoin AIDS commission

February 18, 1993|By Newsday

Magic Johnson says he wants to return to the National Commission on AIDS, but he has not been asked by anyone in the Clinton administration.

In a telephone interview, Mr. Johnson said yesterday that he had not contacted President Clinton, because the president has "more than enough to handle right now . . . the budget and taxes, all the other things are, I'm sure, top priority, so whenever he's ready, I'm ready."

Mr. Johnson quit the commission in September because of what he claimed was a lack of backing for AIDS programs by the Bush administration. He disclosed he was HIV-positive in 1991.

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