Honey Boo Boo’s “Uncle Poodle” is HIV positive and his ex was sent to prison for infecting him
I had never seen a single episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo until New Year’s Day when I somehow got sucked in and before I knew it, had watched six episodes back-to-back.
It’s not my usual cup of tea for the truth was, I liked this family!
What I didn’t know then is that Honey Boo Boo’s beloved gay Uncle Poodle is HIV positive.
His real name is Lee Thompson and he recently shared the news that he was infected with the HIV virus by his ex-boyfriend who has been sent to prison because of it.
‘I knew it had been my boyfriend who infected me,’ Thompson tells fenuxe.com. ‘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 boyfriend is now serving a five-year prison sentence.
‘I would have been cool with his HIV status if he had been honest,’ Thompson says. ‘I don’t have an issue with the disease. I would have known how to protect myself.’
Thompson regularly had himself checked for HIV. He was negative in March 2012 but when he had a test two months later, it came back positive.
He now is on a crusade to encourage others to practice safe sex.
Those who do not ‘are damn fools! They are playing Russian roulette; they are playing with their lives and that of their sexual partners.’