Robert Suttle: HIV Criminalization -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining (May 16, 2012)
"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."
And the Beat Goes On ... A Blog Entry by Gary Bell (March 6, 2012)
"Another interesting article ... chronicles William Brawner, an HIV+ man who knowingly had unprotected sex with several women ... He eventually contacted all of the women and disclosed his HIV status. ... I can't help but wonder if we would have ever heard his story and would he have had the opportunity to help other confused young people, as he was at one time, if he had been thrown in jail for 25 years."
Getting Tough on Criminalization (February 3, 2012)
In some cases, people have been jailed for failing to disclose HIV in situations where they couldn’t possibly have transmitted it. And yet, says Edwin J. Bernard, there have been some encouraging international policy developments in the fight against the unjust persecution of people with HIV.
HIV Criminalization: A Blog Entry by Gary Bell (January 24, 2012)
"Perhaps the greatest concern is that these laws, which were no doubt designed to prevent infection, will more likely have the opposite effect of scaring people away from getting tested. ... In other words, in our efforts to prevent the spread of HIV, the shield is mightier than the sword."
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