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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

Synonym(s): Immune Serum Globulin

A solution of antibodies prepared for injection into a person’s vein. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is composed of antibodies removed from the blood of healthy donors and then pooled together and purified. IVIG is approved for use in children infected with HIV to reduce the risk of serious bacterial infections.

Related Term(s): Antibody

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