About the Authors

Gordon Mansergh, Stephen A. Flores, Ryan E. Wiegand, David W. Purcell
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Beryl A. Koblin
New York Blood Center, New York, New York, United States of America

David J. McKirnan
University of Illinois at Chicago and Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Sharon M. Hudson
Health Research Association, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Grant N. Colfax
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

gmansergh@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GM BAK DJM SMH SAF REW DWP GFC GNC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GM BAK DJM SMH SAF REW DWP GNC. Designed the experiments/the study: GM BAK DJM SMH SAF DWP GNC. Analyzed the data: REW. Collected data/did experiments for the study: BAK DJM SMH GNC. Enrolled patients: BAK DJM SMH GNC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GM DWP. Contributed to the writing of the paper: GM BAK DJM SMH SAF REW DWP GFC. Managed the multi-site project: GM, SAF. Acquired funding: BAK, DJM, SMH, GFC. Interpreted data: GM, SAF, REW. Wrote the report: GM, REW. Revised the report: GM, BAK, DJM, SMH, SAF, REW, DWP, GFC. Principal Investigator of one of four research sites for the study: BAK, DJM, SMH, GNC.