Despite tremendous efforts, development of an effective vaccine against HIV has proved an elusive goal. Recently, however, numerous antibodies have been identified that are capable of neutralizing the vast majority of circulating HIV strains 1–5 . These antibodies all exhibit an unusually high level of somatic mutation 6 , presumably due to extensive affinity maturation over the course of continuous exposure to an evolving antigen 7 . While substantial effort has focused on the design of immunogens capable of eliciting antibodies de novo that would target similar epitopes 8–10 , it remains uncertain whether a conventional vaccine will be able to elicit analogs of the existing broadly neutralizing antibodies. As an alternative to immunization, vector-mediated gene transfer could be used to engineer secretion of the existing broadly neutralizing antibodies into the circulation. Here we describe a practical implementation of this approach, vectored immunoprophylaxis (VIP), which in mice induces lifelong expression of these monoclonal antibodies at high concentrations from a single intramuscular injection. This is achieved using a specialized adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector optimized for the production of full-length antibody from muscle tissue. We show that humanized mice receiving VIP appear to be fully protected from HIV infection even when challenged intravenously with very high doses of replication-competent virus. Our results suggest that successful translation of this approach to humans may produce effective prophylaxis against HIV.