This Sunday January 15th at 2pm EST, Robert and Aaron will be speaking with the SERO Projects, Robert Suttle. Robert will be sharing some of his story along with giving us an update on any HIV Criminalization Laws. Robert has spoke with us before and his previous interviews can be heard here and here.
Robert Suttle was convicted under Louisiana’s HIV-specific criminal statute after accepting a plea bargain and served six months in a Louisiana prison for HIV non-disclosure to a former partner, with whom he had a contentious relationship. Upon his release in January 2011, he has become engaged in anti-criminalization advocacy work.
Today he is now assistant director of The SERO Project, a network of people living with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice. He oversees the community outreach and education and coordinates Sero’s HIV Criminalization Survivors Network. Prior to joining, SERO in March 2012, Suttle was a case manager and prevention specialist at the Philadelphia Center, a local AIDS service organization in Shreveport, Louisiana, working with other positive young African American men who have sex with men.
Robert is also featured in the documentary film HIV is Not A Crime, has traveled abroad to Geneva, Switzerland to speak at the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board’s meeting in December, 2011, and Oslo, Norway for UNAIDS High Level Consultation on HIV criminalization in February, 2012, sharing his story. Robert is active with the Positive Justice Project and the HIV Justice Network.
JOIN US LIVE SUNDAY JANUARY 15TH AT 2PM EST. We will be taking your calls and Robert will be answering your questions on HIV Criminalization all hour at (929) 477-3572 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN