Hair clinic shut down after HIV exposure risk

Sydney's South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit is urging anyone who was treated at Dr Angela Campbell's Macquarie Street surgery between December 2010 and February 2013 to have tests for the blood-borne diseases.

Professor Mark Ferson, director of the Public Health Unit, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, said the "overall risk to an individual patient is very low".

"As a precaution, we are recommending that former patients attend their local general practitioner for screening for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV infection."

The NSW medical council suspended Dr Campbell from practice in February this year.

Her clinic had "poor infection control practices", such as ineffective cleaning and sterilisation of surgical equipment.

"Patients of the practice could have been exposed to blood-borne viruses," Professor Ferson said.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Public Health Unit on (02) 9382 8333.