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Two Infected with HIV After Receiving 'Vampire Facials' in New Mexico
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Two people were allegedly infected with HIV after receiving "vampire facials" at a now-closed New Mexico spa, according to officials with the New Mexico Department of Health.
What the hell is a vampire facial?
A vampire facial is a treatment in which a person's blood is isolated to obtain platelet-rich plasma, then injected into that person's skin using a microneedling process.
Who the hell would do such a thing to their face?
Vampire facials became the 'hot thing' for impressionable young morons after 'celebrities' such as Kim Kardashian popularized the procedure.
Should I get one for my niece or daughter?
What else do we know?
The New Mexico Department of Health says it is investigating the two cases of HIV infection among clients of the VIP Spa, which closed in September after officials found that it could potentially be spreading blood-borne diseases such as HIV or hepatitis.
"Additional laboratory testing on specimens from the two clients indicates recent infection with the same HIV virus – increasing the likelihood that the two HIV infections may have resulted from a procedure at the VIP spa," state health officials said in a statement, according to USA Today.
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