About the Authors

Nitika Pant Pai

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nitika.pai@mail.mcgill.ca

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Service, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada

Ritu Barick

Affiliation Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Jacqueline P Tulsky

Affiliation Positive Health Program, Division of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Poonam V Shivkumar

Affiliation Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Deborah Cohan

Affiliation Positive Health Program, Division of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Shriprakash Kalantri

Affiliation Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Madhukar Pai

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Marina B Klein

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Service, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada

Shakuntala Chhabra

Affiliation Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Competing Interests

Deborah Cohan has an investigator-initiated research award from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Author Contributions

NPP: Conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript and statistical analysis. RB: Conception, conduct of the study, acquisition of data, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript. JPT: Conception and design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript and technical support. PVS: Conception and design, acquisition of data, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript. DC: Conception and design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, critical revision of manuscript and technical support. SPK: Design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, critical revision of manuscript. MP: Design, interpretation of data, technical support, critical revision of manuscript. MBK: Design, interpretation of data, technical support, supervision, drafting and critical revision of manuscript. SC: Conception and design, interpretation of data, drafting of manuscript, critical revision, technical support and overall supervision of the project.