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January 11, 2013

'Uncle Poodle' Publicly Discloses He Has HIV

Lee Thompson—known as “Uncle Poodle” on the TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo—has publicly disclosed he has HIV in an interview with LGBT Atlanta–based Fenuxe magazine. The star of the show, 7-year-old Alana Thompson (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo), had already disclosed to viewers last September that her uncle was gay after a visit by him prompted her to declare, “Ain’t nothin’ wrong with bein’ a little gay.” Lee Thompson tells Fenuxe that he tested negative in March 2012 and then positive two months later. He says that he pressed charges against his ex-boyfriend for nondisclosure and claims that his ex is serving a five-year sentence as a result.

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Vapur9, , 2013-02-20 10:50:23
I find it disturbing that people blame others because they weren't responsible and leaving their health to chance. He didn't protect himself, and wanted to be malicious instead of forgiving. I don't like seeing the positive community being so vicious to one another.

geo, MIAMI, 2013-01-15 16:26:36
how partners dont talked about HIV or tested themself every 6 months when they dont have an honest relationship,or protetc themsel when having sex out of the relationship

carl, worcester MA, 2013-01-15 12:44:36
another brave soul we can all try to be as honest as this man and disclose publicly, and I love the little nieces show!

frank, , 2013-01-15 11:33:02
When are we going to STOP this type of discrimination? People will not get tested for fear of imprisonment for " nondisclosure ". Where is the evidence, why are jealous disgruntled ex boyfriends using HIV as a means to punish their exs and WHY are we still allowing it?!?!

1morestat, , 2013-01-15 00:05:25
If you are an adult, you know what you are getting into when you have unsafe sex. It does not matter if you are in love and you partner states he is not infected. Ignorance of a law will not help you in court; so why should ignorance of staying safe give you the right to prosecute someone else? If you choose to make your be without a condom, you should be man enough to know the risk you take you may become infected. Everyone needs to stop blaming others and take a good look in the mirror.

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