Three women contacts HIV after having vampire facials at an unlicensed clinic

Three women have reportedly been diagnosed with HIV after getting vampire facials In an unlicensed clinic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this is not the first time people have contracted virus in the clinic.

The clinic which is located in New Mexico, diagnosed a woman in her 40s and she contracted the virus and this led to an investigation into the spa.

It was confirmed that from 2018 to 2023 the spa allegedly reused disposable cosmetic needles intended for one-time use.

The “vampire facial”, also known as a platelet-rich plasma micro-needling procedure, involves using a client’s blood, separating its components, and using tiny needles to inject plasma into the face to rejuvenate the skin.

The risk of HIV passing through contaminated blood through an unsterilized injection is very high,

Once diagnosed, the virus can cause damage to the cells in the immune system, affecting how a person fights everyday infections and diseases.

It was discovered that Its owner was prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license.

The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality report said the incident shows how important it is for customers to ask a business that offers cosmetic procedures using needles about their infection control practices.