‘Vampire Facial’ Spa Clients to be Tested for HIV
Sept. 14, 2018 — Customers of an Albuquerque spa who gained a “vampire facial” are being warned that they are going to had been uncovered to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C thru human blood used within the arguable process.
In a vampire facial — popularized by means of Kim Kardashian and different celebrities — a affected person’s blood is drawn after which injected again into the face the usage of micro-needles.
But the New Mexico Department of Health says an inspection on the VIP Spa in Albuquerque detected practices that may unfold 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 informed CBS.
His company is urging that anybody who gained a vampire facial on the spa get examined once conceivable, particularly if the process came about in May or June. Testing would be unfastened and confidential, they added.