The man who has become known as Uncle Poodle from the hit reality show Honey Boo Boo is now opening up about the fact that he was diagnosed with HIV in 2012.
During an interview, Lee Thompson (AKA Uncle Poodle) talked about learning about being HIV positive, and what it’s meant to his life since.
“I was adamant about getting my HIV status checked on a regular basis. On March 16, 2012, I tested negative. Then, in May of 2012 my test results came back positive,” he said. “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.”
The disturbing news serves as a warning for any sexually active person, but at the very least Thompson is seeing some justice.
“[My ex] is serving a 5-year sentence. 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.”
Despite the fact that the show is greatly hated by anyone with a brain, we’re sure the hearts and sympathy of anyone hearing about the news will go out to Thompson.