Deese discusses how his ordeal unfolded and why he's determined to fight for his rightful place in the military.
After his 2012 HIV criminalization conviction, Pinkela spent 272 days in prison and lost all his benefits even after decades of military service. Now he just wants "to get my life back and continue to serve my country and support my family."
"Everyone talks about stigma this, stigma that. What creates more stigma than the government enforcing laws that discriminate against one specific group of people?" asks Sean Strub, a prominent HIV anti-criminalization activist. Hundreds of Americans...