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Addiction

22 November 2010

'Whoonga' drug a twist in the war on Aids

Aids patients in South Africa are being robbed of their lifesaving drugs so that they can be mixed with marijuana and smoked, authorities and health experts say.

Aids patients in South Africa are being robbed of their lifesaving drugs so that they can be mixed with marijuana and smoked, authorities and health experts say.

There's no evidence that any ingredient of the Aids drug cocktail is addictive or does anything to enhance the marijuana high. Whoonga smokers may be fooling themselves into believing the Aids drugs are giving them a high, when it's really some other ingredient, says Dr Njabulo Mabaso, an Aids expert.

 

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