About the Authors

Olivier Gasser, Christoph Hess
Immunobiology Laboratory, Department of Research, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Florian K Bihl, Elisabetta Loggi, Bruce D Walker, Christian Brander
Partners AIDS Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Marcel Wolbers
Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Ingrid Steffen, Hans H Hirsch
Institute for Medical Microbiology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Huldrych F Günthard
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Manuel Battegay
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

chess@uhbs.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

OG designed and performed most experiments and helped write the report. FKB, EL, IS, and HHH performed experiments and helped write the report. MW performed statistical analyses and helped writing the report. HFG, BDW, CB, and MB helped design the study, analyzed data, and helped write the report. CH initiated the study, designed the study, analyzed data, and wrote the report.