GHB, also known as the "Date Rape" Drug.
by Monica W. Orlando, FL
My story is different from a lot of people. I did drink that night; but I never use other drugs. While at a nightclub, I had put my drink down to go dance. I later found out from the police that someone had added GHB to something I had been drinking that evening.
I don't really remember what happened after a certain point that night; but I do know that I found out a couple of weeks later that I was HIV positive after the blood test results came back. I had been so careful to always use protection when having sex. I just couldn't believe this was happening to me.
I've learned to live with the meds, the doctors and the quarterly blood tests. I was very lucky to find a man that didn't care if I was HIV positive. He loves me for me.
I guess the reason why I wanted to share my story is to be a warning to women going to nightclubs. NEVER PUT YOUR DRINK DOWN... and NEVER ACCEPT A DRINK FROM A PERSON IF YOU DIDN'T WATCH IF FROM THE TIME THE BARTENDER MAKES IT UNTIL YOU GET IT.
Don't fall victim to what happen to me.
Note from the project:
GHB (Xyrem®, “date rape drug”)
is normally eliminated from the body by the lungs (through breathing). However, protease inhibitors might increase GHB levels. Interactions with non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (delavirdine, Rescriptor, nevirapine, Viramune, and efavirenz, Sustiva, are unknown.