HIV/AIDS Glossary

Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies (bNAbs)

A type of antibody that can recognize and block many types of HIV from entering healthy cells. Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) may also activate other immune cells to help destroy HIV-infected cells. Researchers are investigating whether bNAbs could be used to develop a therapeutic HIV vaccine.

Related Term(s): Antibody, Investigational Drug, Therapeutic HIV Vaccine

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