About the Authors

Besigin Tonwe-Gold

Contributed equally to this work with: Besigin Tonwe-Gold, Didier K Ekouevi

Affiliations MTCT-Plus Programme, ACONDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire , Institut de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie et Développement, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France , INSERM Unité 593, Bordeaux, France

Didier K Ekouevi

Contributed equally to this work with: Besigin Tonwe-Gold, Didier K Ekouevi

Affiliations MTCT-Plus Programme, ACONDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire , Institut de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie et Développement, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France , INSERM Unité 593, Bordeaux, France

Ida Viho

Affiliations MTCT-Plus Programme, ACONDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire , ANRS 1201/1202, Ditrame Plus Project, PACCI Collaboration, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Clarisse Amani-Bosse

Affiliations MTCT-Plus Programme, ACONDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire , ANRS 1201/1202, Ditrame Plus Project, PACCI Collaboration, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Siaka Toure

Affiliation MTCT-Plus Programme, ACONDA, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Patrick A Coffie

Affiliations Institut de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie et Développement, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France , INSERM Unité 593, Bordeaux, France

François Rouet

Affiliation CeDReS Laboratory, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Treichville, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Renaud Becquet

Affiliations Institut de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie et Développement, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France , INSERM Unité 593, Bordeaux, France

Valériane Leroy

Affiliations Institut de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie et Développement, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France , INSERM Unité 593, Bordeaux, France

Wafaa M El-Sadr

Affiliation MTCT-Plus Initiative, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Elaine J Abrams

Affiliation MTCT-Plus Initiative, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

François Dabis

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: francois.dabis@isped.u-bordeaux2.fr

Affiliations Institut de Santé Publique, Epidémiologie et Développement, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France , INSERM Unité 593, Bordeaux, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BTG, DKE, WMES, and FD designed the study. BTG, DKE, PAC, VL, and EJA analyzed the data. BTG, IV, CAB, and ST enrolled patients. BTG, DKE, CAB, PAC, RB, VL, WMES, EJA, and FD contributed to writing the paper. BTG collected data/performed experiments. IV monitored the study, supervised the study team, and contributed to the event documentation committee. CAB was responsible for the coordination of the MTCT program in Abidjan. FR was responsible for all biological activities carried out in the CeDReS laboratory (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire).