About the Authors

Angela B. Hutchinson, Pragna Patel, Stephanie L. Sansom, Paul G. Farnham, James D. Heffelfinger, Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Bernard M. Branson
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Timothy J. Sullivan
Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, United States of America

Berry Bennett
Retrovirology Section, Florida Bureau of Laboratories, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Peter R. Kerndt
Sexually Transmitted Disease Program, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Robert K. Bolan
LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

ash2@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ABH PP SLS PGF TJS BB PRK RKB JDH VSP BMB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ABH PP SLS PGF TJS BB PRK RKB JDH VSP BMB. Designed the experiments/the study: ABH PP SLS PGF PRK BMB. Analyzed the data: ABH PP PGF BB VSP BMB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: ABH PP TJS BB VSP. Enrolled patients: PP PRK. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ABH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ABH PP SLS PGF TJS BB PRK RKB JDH VSP BMB.