HIV/AIDS in Africa Caused Through Doctors Vaccinating With Contaminated Needles

In 1998 the San Francisco Chronicle published an article by Reynolds Holding and William Carlsen entitled ‘DEADLY NEEDLES Fast Track to Global Disaster’. The article describes how children in Nairobi were combing through piles of rubbish in search of used hypodermic syringes to sell to private clinics in Kenya and India.

A photo of a small child surrounded by filth and squalor holding a used syringe, complete with needle, to sell to private clinics is the powerful image used for the piece. The caption reads:

“Nairobi child scavenges for used syringes. Private clinics sometimes buy them. “It’s a big secret,” said trash worker Jeremiah Musyimi.

The authors reported news of an internal World Health Organization study which had revealed that every year as many as 1.8 million people were being infected by contaminated syringes, mostly children, and that one would die every 20 seconds.

They reported that “Medical researchers had warned for decades that hypodermic needles could be deadly.”

Wishing to play down their findings however, WHO’s Michel Zaffran, who helped prepare the still-unreleased infection numbers added:

‘We want to avoid creating a panic,’

Article here (…)

In 2000, a WHO press release stated that each year the over-use of injections and re-use of dirty syringes and needles combined to cause an estimated 8 – 18 million hepatitis B virus infections, 2.3-4.7 million hepatitis C virus infections and 80,000 – 160,000 infections with HIV/AIDS worldwide.


Despite the above press release no public statements were ever made to the people living in these countries about the dangers of unsafe medical practices. Instead they continued to act unethically, whilst quietly giving UN employees advice on safety and how to protect themselves against HIV infections. This they did from as far back as1991. (…)

In 2003 the Sunday Times published an article entitled ‘Botched vaccinations blamed for Aids in Africa’. The author, Nigel Hawkes, stated that an international team of scientists had informed ‘The Times’ that only 30% of AIDS in Africa was caused by sexual intercourse. Hawkes claimed that his reporters had been told that the main cause for the epidemic was the use the dirty needles often used in medical treatments. (…)

Hawkes wrote:

“The claim, directly challenging the belief that 90 per cent of cases were sexually transmitted, implies that the African Aids pandemic is largely the result of unsafe medical practices and mismanaged vaccination campaigns”

He continued:

“Experts do concede that in many countries the re-use of needles, perhaps with only a cursory soak in a bowl of dirty water between injections, is a serious problem.”

Still the figures continued to soar and by 2009 in Sub-Saharan Africa there were a staggering 22.5 million adults and children living with HIV or AIDS. These figures represented the majority of the Global statistics for the same year which were 33.3 million. (

David Gisselquist an author researching AIDS in Africa at the time the 2003 Sunday Times article was published agreed with the authors. He confirmed that his research had shown that the primary cause for AIDS in Africa was indeed the dirty needles being used during medical treatments. He felt strongly that dirty needles should be blamed for the AIDS epidemic and not sex.

It was around this time that the WHO suddenly retracted their previous statements, saying that Gisselquist was wrong and stating that unprotected sexual activities was the number one reason for the AIDS infections. This sudden change was probably due to the fact that President George Bush had just announced that he was sending $15 billion to help the tragedy in Africa. One of Bush’s goals, along with his health consultants, was to issue information on safe sex to the people of Africa. (…)

If Gisselquist was correct then this money would need to used for funding new and clean needles, education, health programs and treatments. It was in the governments best interest to have the emphasis remain on unprotected sex as being the primary cause for HIV/AIDS. If vaccines were seen to be the cause of Africa’s AIDS crisis then this would mean that the vaccines being sent to help third world countries were actually causing the death and suffering of millions of people.

In 2009 Gisselquist wrote a paper entitled “Double standards in research ethics, health-care safety, and scientific rigor allowed Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic disasters” International Journal of STD & AIDS, Volume 20, 2009,  Gisselquist claimed that medical professionals had allowed epidemics to take hold in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This was to allow for researchers to follow HIV-positive Africans who did not know they were infected, to study HIV-related morbidity, mortality and transmission to unsuspecting spouses and children.

In other words the governments had been fully aware that unethical research had been taking place and had allowed it to continue for decades. They have allowed the death and suffering of tiny babies so that they could study the progress of this dreadful disease. (…)

The abstract of his paper reads as follows:

“Medical professionals practising double standards in research ethics, health-care safety and scientific rigor have allowed HIV epidemics to develop into national disasters in more than a dozen countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers have followed HIV-positive Africans who did not know they were infected to study HIV-related morbidity, mortality and transmission to unsuspecting spouses and children. Public health managers do not warn Africans about risks to contract HIV from unsafe health care, and no African government has investigated any unexplained and suspected nosocomial HIV infection by tracing and testing people who attended suspected clinics. Researchers have avoided finding and talking about nosocomial HIV infections in countries with generalized epidemics. Rejecting double standards in health-care safety and scientific rigour may be essential to solve and stop Africa’s HIV epidemic. Allowing competitive international trade in generic drugs to treat AIDS could mitigate some of the harm done by these double standards.”

What makes things even worse is that in the same year that this paper was published the U.S.A. Government decided to protect their interests even further by changing the adoption laws. They did this to put a halt on infected children being brought into the USA.

In 2009 Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that a new international adoption act had been approved. The act allows parents in the U.S. adopting foreign children to safely immunize their children within 30 days of their arrival. This is because the vaccines given in their own countries are classed as potentially unsafe. (…)

A press release for the Senator reads:

“Klobuchar’s bill allows U.S. parents adopting foreign-born children to safely immunize their children in the United States rather than having to subject their children to numerous and potentially unsafe immunizations in foreign nations.”

This further proves that the U.S. Government knew exactly what was going on and decided to go as far as to change the adoption laws accordingly to protect the U.S.A.

What has been happening over many decades is beyond belief. It is what one might read in horror stories and yet for the people of Africa it could not be more real. I believe that the African people are being used as little more than lab rats to test out AIDS drugs and AIDS vaccinations. It is appalling that just 13 years ago private clinics were paying small children to search through rubbish for contaminated syringes which would then be used to vaccinate tiny babies. It is inconceivable that this has all been allowed to happen so that the U.S.A and governments around the world can study the progress of one of world’s most terrible diseases.



Christina England Co-author of Shaken Baby Syndrome or Vaccine-Induced Encephalitis (2011)

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Christina England, BA Hons