This is not good news

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.

Schoolchildren have been spotted smoking the drugs, which are ground into powder and sometimes mixed with painkillers or marijuana.

…Smoking the pills has a hallucinogenic and relaxing affect. “When I asked them why they like doing it, they said it helps them relax and forget about their problems,” said Ms Nhlapo. “When you look at them, just a few seconds after taking it, they are in another world,” she added.

From BBC Africa

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