Monday, December 15, 2008

HIV Meds Used to Get High?

I'm a little skeptical that this can actually happen, but it is the BBC (thanks to TY). And, really, we will get high on just about anything these days...
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. Aids patients themselves have been found smoking the drugs instead of taking them as prescribed.

I wonder if it has the same affect as taking the pill itself, which we could then make an argument that it would be good to go into nebulizers along with medical marijuana.

The kids say that it gets them high and transports them to another world. Here's my thing: since HIV meds are in such high demand for, you know, HIV+ patients, what we don't need is another drain on the supply.


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