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Dick Donato  

Big Brother Winner Who Went Public With His HIV-Positive Status

Richard Louis "Dick" Donato (better known by his nickname "Evel Dick") was the winner of Big Brother 8 and was a houseguest on Big Brother 13, partnered with Daniele Donato, until he left the game in the first week due to an emergency involving a close friend.

Donato hosts an online Big Brother recap show called "Dick at Night" on RTVZone.com, which features alumni, various celebrities and evicted houseguests. Donato is also currently a cast member on the fifth season of the VH1 reality show Couples Therapy, which aired on September 10, 2014 (He appears alongside his girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer.)

On October 1, 2014, Donato revealed that he has been HIV-positive since 2011, first learning that he had the virus after given a blood test by the producers during Big Brother 13. Donato says that this is the reason why he walked away from the house that season.

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