Today more Americans are infected with STD's than at any other time in history. The most serious of these diseases is AIDS. Since the first cases were identified in the United States in 1981, AIDS has touched the lives of millions of American families. This deadly disease is unlike any other in modern history. Changes in social behavior can be directly linked to AIDS. Its overall effect on society has been dramatic. Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV in 1991 during that time, many people didn’t know a lot about the disease. Magic Johnson has changed that, he brought it to the spotlight of America.