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The COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Cause HIV/AIDS

Dina Faisal Dina Faisal
16th December 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Cause HIV/AIDS
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe to use (Getty).

The Claim

The COVID-19 vaccine can cause AIDS or HIV.

Emerging story

Social media users are circulating a claim that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause HIV or AIDS. Users warned about this relation and questioned if taking the vaccine was worth getting HIV or AIDS.

Misbar’s Analysis

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). There is no effective cure for HIV/AIDS; however, HIV can be managed with proper medical care. HIV is only transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids with an infected person, which can occur through sexual contact, blood contact such as needle sharing, or breastfeeding. HIV can only cause AIDS, so no vaccine can cause or be linked to the disease. While HIV is only transmitted through bodily fluid exchange with an infected person, this can occur through sexual intercourse, blood contact such as sharing needles or breastfeeding.

Furthermore, there has been no reported increase in HIV infections among vaccinated individuals. On the other hand, vaccines do not make people more susceptible to HIV/AIDS or AIDS; instead, they strengthen and boost the immune system. The WHO, CDC, and FDA have all approved the COVID-19 vaccine as safe, and they are continuing to monitor the vaccine's passive and active safety.

The Misbar team confirms that the claim is false based on their findings. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe to use and does not cause HIV or AIDS.

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