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Harvard Finds Popular South African Street Drug May Contain HIV Medication

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health calls attention to a new street drug being used in South Africa. Known as whoonga, the drug cocktail may combine HIV antiretroviral (ARV) medication with illicit drugs. Believed to be extremely addictive, whoonga appears to have a devastating impact on those who use it – including children – and has the potential to complicate efforts to combat the HIV epidemic.