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HIV Criminalization - Robert Suttle and Tami Haught

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Tonight Robert & Jeromy will be discussing HIV Criminalization with Robert Suttle and Tami Haught

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 new nonprofit initiative combating HIV criminalization, stigma, and discrimination, promoting the empowerment of people with HIV, providing support to those charged or at risk of being prosecuted.

Tami Haught is the Community Organizer for Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network (CHAIN) the lead advocacy group in Iowa working to modernize Iowa's HIV specific criminalization law.  Tami is also President of Positive Iowans Taking Charge, the lead educational, emotional and social support group for Iowans living with HIV/AIDS.  She is on several other boards including the SERO Project Board of Directors and USPLHIV Caucus.

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