Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 27, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Description Heat Biologics, Inc. (the "Company") is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (this "Amendment") to amend its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 31, 2014 (the "Original 10-K"). This Amendment is being filed for the sole purpose of correcting a typographical error in the signature date on the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm in Part II, Item 8, which was dated March 31, 2013 instead of March 31, 2014. As required by the SEC, this Amendment includes new certifications pursuant to Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed as Exhibits 31.1, 31.2, 32.1 and 32.2, hereto. Except as described above, the Company has not modified or updated the Original 10-K or the financial statements included therein or modified any disclosures contained in the Original 10-K. Accordingly, this Amendment, with the exception of the foregoing, does not reflect events occurring after the date of filing of the Original 10-K, or modify or update any disclosures affected by subsequent events. Consequently, all other information not affected by the correction described above is unchanged and reflects the disclosures and other information made at the date of the filing of the Original 10-K and should be read in conjunction with our filings with the SEC subsequent to the filing of the Original 10-K, including amendments to those filings, if any.    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2013    
Entity Registrant Name HEAT BIOLOGICS, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001476963    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   6,452,341  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 29,384,995