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The silent killer

By Seamus Murphy, VII Magazine Chagas disease is Latin America’s deadliest parasitic disease, affecting 10 million people worldwide. The disease spread by the bite of the so-called “kissing bug,” Chagas can lie undetected for years before it causes severe heart and gastrointestinal problem that can ultimately kill those who do not receive treatment. Only two […]


Ending the AIDS epidemic

It has been 21 years since Magic Johnson held a press conference on November 8, 1991 announcing his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers when he revealed he had contracted HIV. He went on to create the Magic Johnson Foundation and is now one of the wealthiest African American entrepreneurs in history, with an estimated […]

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