We all know Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s Lee Thomson is a fabulous pageant coach, but what else do we know about Alana’s favorite uncle Poodle?
Lee Thomson, the openly gay brother of Mama June, is now revealing that he was diagnosed HIV positive last year.
He told Atlanta gay magazine Fenuxe, “On March 16, 2012, I tested negative…Then, in May of 2012 my test results came back positive.”
The disease was transmitted through his now ex-boyfriend, who was neglecting his HIV medicine and failed to tell Thomson of his disease.
Poodle’s ex is currently serving five years for infecting him with the disease.
When asked about disease prevention and advice for people not using contraception, he said, “They are damn fools! They are playing Russian roulette… with their lives and that of their sexual partners.”