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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 16, 2022

Still no connection between COVID-19 vaccines and AIDS

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  • Governments haven’t confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS. The vaccines don’t do that.

We’ve already debunked claims that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS, contain "HIV lipid wrappers" and have eight strains of HIV, and that the United Kingdom government has reports that suggest "the fully vaccinated" are rapidly developing AIDS.

A May 15 blog post doubles down on this misinformation with a sensational headline: "Your Government quietly confirmed the Fully Vaccinated are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome while they had you worried about Russia-Ukraine & the cost of living."

This is wrong, which is why the post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

"Something is very wrong, and it is because of the Covid-19 injections," the post says. "All around the world, Governments are publishing official data that all show the same thing. Those same Governments however are not willing to explain why."

But while the post makes lots of allegations, there’s no evidence to support the claim that governments, including the U.S. government, have said that people vaccinated against COVID-19 are developing AIDS. 

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COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause HIV or AIDS, or make people more susceptible to them. The vaccines bolster the immune system, not weaken it. 

A spokesperson for the UK Health Security Agency told PolitiFact last year that "COVID-19 vaccines do not cause AIDS." 


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "there is no association between COVID-19 vaccines and risk for HIV infection." 

Medical experts have echoed this. 

There is "no way" any COVID-19 vaccine can cause HIV infection or AIDS, Dr. David Wohl, an infectious disease expert specializing in HIV research told us. 

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