08
Dec
08

Unbelievable…

Anti-retroviral drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS are being bought and smoked by South African teenagers to get high. 

The South African Broadcasting Corporation created a documentary investigating this issue, and found that HIV/AIDS drugs are being sold by both patients and medical staff for money.  Schoolchildren, often in their uniforms, have been found across the country smoking HIV anti-retrovirals, which are ground into a fine powder and are occasionally mixed with painkillers or marijuana.  Additionally, some HIV/AIDS patients have been found smoking their drugs, instead of taking them as prescribed. 

To read the full report about this shocking discovery, please visit the following URL:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7768059.stm

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