Here's an excerpt from my editor's letter:
By any measure, Julie Lewis certainly qualifies as a long-term survivor of HIV. Marking 30 years of living with the virus is an achievement for anyone. However, as the mother of Ryan Lewis, one half of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Julie realized she could mark the occasion with a lot of fanfare, enough to be able to give back.To read my complete letter from the editor, click here.
In recognition of 30 years living with HIV, Julie launched the 30/30 Project with the support of Ryan and the rest of her family. The project seeks to build 30 health centers that will operate for at least 30 years to serve the people most in need around the world. The centers will provide HIV/AIDS services, as well as comprehensive medical services. Click here to read our exclusive interview with Julie.