Critics fret  Government Surveillance of HIV May afflict More Than It Helps

Critics Worry Government Surveillance of HIV May Hurt More Than It Helps

Robert Suttle has seen firsthand the legal risks of having HIV. In 2008, Suttle said, a former partner accused him of not disclosing he was HIV-positive. He was charged under Louisiana law with “intentional exposure to AIDS virus.” Rather than fight the charge and risk a longer sentence, Suttle pleaded guilty, received a sentence of six months in state prison, and was required to register as a sex offender. “You can be criminalized, certainly, for existing as a person living with HIV,” he said. Suttle, who now lives in New York, said his experience has him worried about a new tool being promot
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Robert Suttle has seen firsthand the legal risks of having HIV. In 2008, Suttle said, a former partner accused him of not disclosing he was HIV-positive. He was charged under Louisiana law with “intentional exposure to AIDS virus.” Rather than fight the charge and risk a longer sentence, Suttle pleaded guilty, received a sentence of six months in state prison, and was required to register as a sex offender. “You can be criminalized, certainly, for existing as a person living with HIV,” he said. Suttle, who now lives in New York, said his experience has him worried about a new tool being promot
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Source:https://www.towleroad.com/2022/07/critics-worry-government-surveillance-of-hiv-may-hurt-more-than-it-helps/

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