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Robert SuttleRobert Suttle is Assistant Director of the Sero Project, a network of people living with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice.

Upon his release in January 2011, Robert has become engaged in anti-criminalization advocacy work. He was convicted under Louisiana’s HIV-specific criminal statute after accepting a plea bargain and served six months in a Louisiana prison.

Robert is featured in the short film HIV is Not a Crime, has traveled abroad sharing his story, currently serves as board co-chair of the North American regional affiliate of the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+NA) and member of the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) Steering Committee.

Prior to joining Sero, Robert worked with young African American men who have sex with men as a case manager and prevention specialist at the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has been living with HIV since 2003.