1) No. The accusations and charges that Anne and George Boleyn had incestuous sex were false, and were trumped up by King Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer, so that Henry had an excuse to divorce Anne and marry his latest flame, Jane Seymore. Remember, Henry was desperate to sire a legitimate male heir, and as both his first two wives had failed to bare him sons, he saw hope in marrying Jane. (This turned out to be true, as Jane gave birth to Henry's only legitimate son, Edward VI)
2) Henry did not suffer from HIV, nor did anyone else during that time period. AIDS did not yet exist. Although it's widely believed now that Henry suffered from Syphilis, another STD. This would account why he failed to sire many healthy children, despite having six wives and many mistresses. Syphilis is a very deadly disease for developing fetuses, and it helps to explain why many of Henry's legitimate children were born stillborn.
Also, Henry suffered from a leg injury he received while jousting at a tournament. He was married to Anne at the time, and the injury caused long term damage to him, as it became painful to walk and exercise. Prior to his injury, he had been very athletic, but the pain in his leg caused him to become lethargic, and gain weight rapidly. He eventually developed a painful ulcer, which needed to be drained daily in hi later years.
3) The Other Boleyn Girl is based on Philipa Gregory's book of the same name. Although it's based on actual people and events in Tudor England, Gregory took A LOT of artistic license when she wrote the book. For example, although it's confirmed that Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn slept together, it is unknown if they ever had any children. Also the portrayal of Anne is widely discredited, as it relies too much on the false charges brought against her by Cranmer.
It's well known that Hollywood takes artistic license with movies when portraying historic events. The Other Boleyn Girl is obviously false in many regards.
Hope this helps,
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