April 20, 2011
Deported HIV-Positive Stripper Denied Return to Canada
Suwalee Iamkhong, a former stripper and sex worker, was denied the chance to return to Canada after being deported to Thailand for transmitting HIV to her ex-husband, the Toronto Sun reports. Iamkhong was deported after serving more than two years of a three-year prison sentence for HIV transmission. The court determined the possibility of rehabilitation in this case wasn’t enough to allow her return to Canada. Her lawyer said Iamkhong was devastated by the decision because she is having problems obtaining HIV medications and dealing with the stigma associated with being HIV positive.
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