WATCH: Beauty Salon Owner Charged After Clients Contract HIV

WATCH: Beauty Salon Owner Charged After Clients Contract HIV

A previous proprietor of a salon in New Mexico, U.S.A has been prosecuted on 24 crimes, including extortion and rehearsing medication without a permit, agreeing to reports, after specialists found at any rate two supporters contracted HIV after getting a “vampire facial.”

Maria de Lourdes Ramos de Ruiz, 59, previous proprietor of VIP Beauty Salon and Spa in Albuquerque, is also charged with racketeering, illegal tax avoidance and tax avoidance.

“Individuals who jeopardize the health and safety of New Mexican families must be held accountable,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement. “We look forward to presenting this case at trial.”


A “vampire facial” is a cosmetic procedure that includes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment: drawing a patient’s blood, turning it in an axis and afterward infusing modest quantities under the skin utilizing various, little needles; blood additionally is applied topically on the skin.

In September 2018, the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and representative overseer of Boards and Commissions reviewed the business, finding opened up needles spread around the salon, unlabelled blood tubes in a kitchen territory and phony accreditations for Botox and “vampire facial” training hanging on the walls.

Overseers likewise discovered that blood had been unloaded into the kitchen sink and unlabeled needles were adjacent to food in the cooler.

Deficient cleaning and sanitization included machine tubing that had not been cleaned or changed between customers.

“It appears VIP Spa attempted to give its clients the impression that it was a licensed, accredited medical facility,”wrote an overseer, as per a court order sworn statement documented in second Judicial District Court.

Ramos de Ruiz had an expired cosmetologist license from 2013.

The two customers who contracted HIV through the medicines had a similar strain of the infection; the main customer was distinguished in August 2018 and the subsequent benefactor was identified in February 2019.

A complete rundown of 137 customers got “unlicensed and fake administrations” from the salon.