|[Photo: VH1] Evel Dick is HIV Positive|
I never usually write about Evel Dick because we're not exactly friends. I used to be a HUGE fan of his but when I started working for SuperPass he decided he hated me since I was associated with a former houseguest he wasn't keen on. He's called me all sorts of lovely names and has gone out of his way to tear me apart in front of audiences. I still don't really know why, or feel like I was ever deserving, but that's Dick, and I've accepted that.
Big Brother fans know that Evel Dick has had a secret for some time, starting with the day he left Big Brother 13 abruptly and for unknown reasons. BB fans started rumors he left because of drugs, or withdrawal, and Evel Dick told us he left due to a friend's passing (If I'm remembering correctly). Different rumors still swirled.
Dick is currently starring on VH1's Couple's Therapy. On tonight's episode he will reveal that he is HIV positive.
Evel Dick says he leaned he was HIV positive while on Big Brother 13. Producers told him his blood tests revealed he had HIV. They called him into the Diary Room and that's the last we saw of him on the show.
"They told me that something was wrong with my blood test. They had done two HIV tests. One had come back positive and the other had come back negative." The show's doctor took more blood. Two hours later, Donato learned the life-changing news. "When they told me, I just went numb," he says. With little explanation, Donato left the show. "They had a car take me from CBS to my mother's house. She was the first person I told."
His girlfriend tested negative. Evel Dick says he believes he got it from unprotected sex and insists he's never "put a needle in my arm."
Dick says he's determined to live with HIV, not die from it.
"I'm happy to say. I live a very normal life and don't have a lot of health issues. ....it's highly unlikely I could pass the disease along, although I don't have unsafe sex anymore. I fully expect to die of something else when I get old, not HIV or AIDS." - Evel Dick Donato on being HIV positive.
Evel Dick revealing he is HIV positive on VH1's Couple's Therapy:
Best wishes to Dick in his fight against HIV.
Read the complete article about Evel Dick Donato being HIV positive over at PEOPLE magazine.