The Health Department now offers free, confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C for all clients who have undergone injections at the VIP Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico between May and September 2018.
"Testing is important for everyone because there is effective treatment for HIV and many hepatitis infections," she said. Free testing services are provided in the South Valley Health Commons and the Casa de Salud Family Medical Office, both in Albuquerque, by department.
The VIP baths closed in September last year after an inspection by the New Mexico Ministry of Health and a new regulation and licensing regulation in New Mexico, the Barbers and Cosmetologists Board identified dangerous practices that could spread blood borne infections, such as HIV, to clients.
At that time last year, a spa representative refused to comment and CNN tried to contact a spa lawyer.
When it is done safely and correctly, vampires should not expose clients to blood-borne infections and are encouraged to revive the face so that the skin looks younger, experts say.
Infections could occur if the needles or syringes with a micro-needle were reused or if another patient's blood was used to perform the face.
Ali advised patients who were interested in vampire facial care to make sure they saw practitioners opening new syringes to draw blood, and replaced the microtubes pen before the procedure.
"Just make sure you see everything happening in front of you," he said. "Make sure the site uses new equipment, change tips and needles."