I already have one virus (HIV) – why would I want parts of another?
Okay, two answers to this one…
First, COVID vaccines have ZERO risk of giving you an active virus.
Second, our bodies already contain millions of different bacteria and thousands of viruses and fragments of previous infections. This is all normal and part of having a health immune system.
Our DNA goes back millions of years and includes fragments from tens of thousands of viral infections. (Related link)
This is one of more than 60 questions about COVID vaccines. It was produced by and for people living with HIV.
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