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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism 2009-2010

Glynis Horning

Freelance
Durban, South Africa

Topic: Examine depression and the stigma surrounding it in South Africans living with HIV/AIDS.

Published Work:

Stitching up Torn Lives
Beaded dolls are helping South African women living with HIV/AIDS to earn an income and regain hope and dignity

Are You Dating a John? (link no longer available)
Technician Jaco*, 27, is upfront about why he sometimes stops in for 'some action' at a Durban hotel after work. 'There's stuff you just don't like asking your girlfriend to do, right? If you pay a prostitute, it's about business, not feelings, so no-one gets hurt.' It takes more persuasion for him to reveal the services he procures. S&M? Oral sex? He rolls his eyes. Anal sex? He hesitates, then cracks a joke that both confirms it and crudely covers his discomfort.

Nurse 'Suicidal' after Colleagues' HIV Jibes (link no longer available)

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