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Ryan Lewis was born to HIV-infected mum

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Aug 19, 2013 | 8:47pm EDT

DJ/producer Ryan Lewis has revealed he dodged an AIDS bullet at birth because his mother was HIV positive from a blood transfusion. One half of chart-topping duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the hitmaker has opened up about his mum's health battle in a new Rolling Stone article, confessing she contracted the disease years before he was born - but didn't realise she was ill until her son was a baby. Lewis reveals his sister was also born HIV-free, and the lawsuit over the transfusion put him through college. The DJ admits his mother was given just three years to live when he was young, but she's still alive. He tells Rolling Stone, "It changed my whole upbringing."

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