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'Vampire facial' spa in New Mexico may have exposed clients to HIV, hepatitis

A beautician applies a skin therapy using microneedling.
A beautician applies a skin therapy using microneedling.

Health officials in New Mexico have urged clients of a spa performing services such as "vampire facials" to get tested for blood-borne infections such as HIV or hepatitis.

According to a statement from the New Mexico Department of Health, the VIP Spa in Albuquerque was shut down after health officials discovered practices identified at the spa could spread disease to clients.

The inspection was conducted after a client of the spa developed an infection officials believe originated from a spa treatment.

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