‘Vampire Facial’ Spa Clients to be Tested for HIV

Sept. 14, 2018 — Customers of an Albuquerque spa who received a “vampire facial” are being warned that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C through human blood used in the controversial procedure.

In a vampire facial — popularized by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities — a patient’s blood is drawn and then injected back into the face using micro-needles.

But the New Mexico Department of Health says an inspection at the VIP Spa in Albuquerque detected practices that might spread HIV or hepatitis B and C, CBS News reported.

“We undertook the inspection because a client of the VIP Spa developed an infection that may have resulted from a procedure performed at the spa,” state epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen told CBS.

His agency is urging that anyone who received a vampire facial at the spa get tested as soon as possible, especially if the procedure happened in May or June. Testing would be free and confidential, they added.

Article source: https://www.webmd.com/beauty/news/20180914/vampire-facial-spa-clients-to-be-tested-for-hiv?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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