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'Vampire facial' may have caused infection at NM spa

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KABC) —

Customers at an Albuquerque spa are being urged to get tested for HIV, after getting “vampire facials.”

You might have heard of the procedure — Kim Kardashian has Instagrammed about it.

It’s a non-surgical procedure in which a patient’s blood is drawn then treated and partly re-applied to the face.

Health inspectors say procedures at this particular New Mexico spa could lead to the spread of not only only HIV, but also Hepatitis B and C.

At least one customer is believed to have developed an infection that could be linked to a procedure performed at the spa.

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