HONEY BOO BOO’s UNCLE POODLE HIV CRISIS

Published on: January 15, 2013
Photography by: TLC
NationalEnquirer.com
NationalEnquirer.com

Redneck terror as beloved UNCLE POODLE, the lone gay wolf on the HONEY BOO BOO reality show admits he’s HIV positive – that’s AIDS, y’all!

Uncle Poodle -- whose real name is Lee Thompson -- told Atlanta's Fenuxe magazine he was diagnosed with HIV last year

"I was adamant about getting my HIV status checked on a regular basis," Thompson told Fenuxe.

"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."

As The ENQUIRER previously reported Thompson, who married his male lover Josh Yarborough last August has a criminal past.

But Poodle says people who have unsafe sex are "damn fools".

"They are playing Russian roulette; they are playing with their lives and that of their sexual partners," Uncle Poodle admonished.

"I know what it is like to be bullied. I know what it is like to live with HIV. I can help and I want to."

Honey Boo Boo herself has yet to issue a comment.