I just read that Honey Boo Boo’s Lee Thompson aka Uncle Poodle is HIV Positive. He opened up about it to an Atlanta gay magazine. He said, “On March 16, 2012, I tested negative. Then, in May of 2012 my test results came back positive. I knew it had been my boyfriend who infected me. I later learned he had been HIV positive and was not taking medication and had not bothered to tell me about it. I was advised that I should press charges and, hesitantly, I did. It was the right thing to do. I would have been cool with his HIV status if he had been honest. I don’t have an issue with the disease. I would have known how to protect myself.”
Doesn’t this story break your heart? I love Uncle Poodle. I think coming out with this story was very brave of him, and I sincerely hope he can stay healthy as long possible. So sad.
Stay strong, Lee!