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Johnson shows no symptoms of AIDS, agent says Notes

Magic Johnson underwent an initial medical evaluation that revealed no signs or symptoms of AIDS, his agent said yesterday.

Lon Rosen said in a statement that Johnson was examined Monday by Dr. Ronald Mitsuyasu in an outpatient visit to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and, according to Mitsuyasu, was in excellent physical condition.

Johnson began taking the drug AZT, the standard treatment for HIV, on Monday, according to a UCLA School of Medicine spokesman, Richard Elbaum.

Doctors generally start giving AIDS-infected people AZT when damage to their immune systems has reduced their number of white blood cells called "helper T-cells," which are key...