Dick Donato, also known as Evel Dick from his time on Big Brother 8, has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Donato was that season’s winner of Big Brother. He also returned to the show for season 13. It began with 14 contestants, or as they’re referred to on the show, HouseGuests, six of which were from prior seasons of Big Brother. Dick left the show after only six days for an urgent personal mater.
It turns out that urgent personal matter was that a blood test done before Big Brother 13 began, indicated Dick had HIV. I’d say that qualifies as an urgent personal matter.
How did he contract the virus? According to Dick, he thinks he got it from engaging in unprotected sex with a woman. He says he’s not gay and that he’s never used intravenous drugs. His on-again, off-again girlfriend, Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, supposedly doesn’t have the virus.
One might think that when you have HIV and you and your non-HIV infected girlfriend break up, the chances of you two getting back together are pretty much nill. No matter what you have going for you, you have HIV. I would think most women find that to be a non-starter, like still living at home or being a Jimmy Buffett fan.
I’ve got to think most women find HIV to be a real turn-off.