The New Mexico Department of Health has called for an urgent HIV and hepatitis B and C screenings to any patient who got shots at VIP Spa between May and September 2018.
This is after two patients in Mexico Albuquerque were infected with HIV virus after undergoing “Vampire Facials”.
According to the New Mexico Government, the spa has been shut down after a health inspection. There are no other patients however, who has reported of having been exposed to the HIV virus from the spa.
The Vampire Facials became popular in 2013 after Actress Kimberly Noel Kardashian popularly know as Kim Kardashian recorded it on her show.
The show which was dubbed as Kim and Kourtney Take Miami invoved taking blood from a patient and running it through a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma.
Small needles are used to puncture the skin to provide an entry site for arterial access. The patients plasma is then slathered on to soak into the holes.
Charles Runels, MD creator and inventor of Vampire Facial, denied of having offered license or training to VIP Spa staff to perform the procedure.
Neither are they certified by his company to perform the procedure