About the Authors

Rochelle P. Walensky

rwalensky@partners.org

Affiliations Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Infectious Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard Institute for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robin Wood

Affiliation Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Andrea L. Ciaranello

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

A. David Paltiel

Affiliation Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Sarah B. Lorenzana

Affiliation Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Xavier Anglaret

Affiliations INSERM Unité 897, Centre de Recherche “Epidémiologie et Biostatistique”, Bordeaux Cedex, France, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

Adam W. Stoler

Affiliation Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Kenneth A. Freedberg

Affiliations Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard Institute for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

for the CEPAC-International Investigators

Competing Interests

RPW, XA, and RW participated in the World Health Organization Guidelines 2009 revision process, including the Peer Review Panel (XA) and Review Meeting 14–16 October, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (RPW and RW).

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RPW RW ALC ADP SBL XA AWS KAF. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: RPW RW ALC ADP SBL XA AWS KAF. Designed the experiments/the study: RPW RW. Analyzed the data: RPW ALC SBL KAF. Collected data/did experiments for the study: RPW XA. Wrote the first draft of the paper: RPW. Contributed to the writing of the paper: RW ALC ADP SBL XA KAF. Contributed to analysis and interpretation of results: ALC ADP KAF. Developed the model: AWS.