Recreational HIV drugs
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2008/12/08
“Getting high on HIV drugs in S Africa [Alka Marwaha, BBC News, 8 December 2008]
Anti-retroviral drugs used to treat HIV/Aids are being bought and smoked by teenagers in South Africa to get high. Reports suggest that the drugs are being sold by patients and even healthcare staff for money. . . . Aids patients themselves have been found smoking the drugs instead of taking them as prescribed. . . . Smoking the pills has a hallucinogenic and relaxing affect. . . . ‘When you look at them, just a few seconds after taking it, they are in another world’ . . . . The children do not know where they are and they stop making sense. . . . It had now become a national problem in South Africa . . . . ‘people who are healthy, that are taking this medication are exposing themselves to potential side-effects of these drugs’”.
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