The teens take the anti-retroviral drugs, grind them into a powder, then mix it with either marijuana or painkillers, and smoke it. “When you look at them, just a few seconds after taking it, they are in another world,” says shocked BBC documentary-maker Tooli Nhlapo.
“When I asked them why they like doing it, they said it helps them relax and forget about their problems,” said Nhlapo, who says the problem is a national one. “I went back to the township and then I discovered that it was something that was known in the entire township,” she said.
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