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Ryan Lewis reveals his mother Julie has been HIV positive for 30 years… as he and Macklemore create nonprofit to raise money for affordable healthcare worldwide

  • Julie Lewis contracted HIV via blood transfusion after giving birth to her first child Teresa in 1984
  • It happened one year before Washington state began testing donated blood for the virus
  • She went on to have another daughter, Laura, and Ryan, neither of whom contracted it despite a 25 percent chance
  • Husband Scott Lewis also didn’t contract it
  • To mark the 30-year anniversary of living with AIDS, the family and Macklemore have created the 30/30 project, a nonprofit to raise money for people with the disease around the world


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