According to BBC News today, in South Africa there has been a rampant outbreak of AIDS infected children, using the pills prescribed to help them... to get high.
Children who have AIDS are supposed to be using these pills to build their immune system and help keep the virus at bay. But instead they are grinding them up until they are powder, and smoking them with marijuana or mixing them with pain killers.
Here is an excerpt from the BBC News website:
"One who spoke to me very frankly was only 15 and the oldest person I spoke to was 21, but it's mainly youngsters, teenagers."
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.
SMH. My heart broke reading this story.