'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' star Uncle Poodle reveals he is HIV Positive

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Lee Thompson, better known to viewers as Uncle Poodle has revealed that he is HIV positive.

Thompson revealed the news during an interview with Fenuxe, The Hollywood Gossip reports. Thompson explains that the test results showed a positive result in May 2012.

“I was adamant about getting my HIV status checked on a regular basis," the openly gay Thompson explains as quoted by E! News. Thompson spoke with Fenuxe in the hopes to promote safe-sex.

He reveals, “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."

E! notes that his ex-boyfriend is currently serving time in prison for infecting him. Thompson explains he would have been fine with his disease, had he been honest, because he then would have the opportunity to protect himself.

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