CDC identifies first documented cases of HIV transmission through “vampire facials”

CDC identifies first documented cases of HIV transmission through “vampire facials”

Albuquerque, New Mexico — Three women who were diagnosed with HIV after undergoing “vampire facials” at an unlicensed medical spa in New Mexico would be the first documented cases of people contracting the virus through a needle-based cosmetic procedure, U.S. officials said. of health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its Morbidity and Mortality Report released last week that an investigation of the clinic conducted between 2018 and 2023 revealed that equipment was apparently reused. disposables intended for single use.

Although HIV transmission through contaminated blood through unsterilized injections is a well-known risk, The report says this is the first documented case of probable infections from cosmetic services.

Many popular cosmetic treatments are administered with needles, such as Botox to eliminate wrinkles and fillers to plump lips. A “vampire facial,” or microneedling procedure with platelet-rich plasma, involves drawing the client’s own blood, separating its components, and then using small needles to inject plasma into the face to rejuvenate the skin. Tattoos also require needles.

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