About the Authors

Bohdan Nosyk, Julio S. G. Montaner
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Julio S. G. Montaner
Division of AIDS, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

BN is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Bisby Fellow, and also supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Since 2011, JSGM has received grants from antiretroviral manufacturers Abbott, Biolytical, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV Healthcare. JSGM is also supported by the Ministry of Health Services and the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, Province of British Columbia, Canada (2009); by a Knowledge Translation Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-2010); and through an Avant-Garde Award (No. 1DP1DA026182-01) from the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the US National Institutes of Health (2008–2013). During 2011 to present, JSGM has received support from the International AIDS Society, United Nations AIDS Program, World Health Organization, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health Research-Office of AIDS Research, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPfAR), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, French National Agency for Research on AIDS & Viral Hepatitis (ANRS), and Public Health Agency of Canada.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BN JSGM. Analyzed the data: BN JSGM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: BN. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: BN JSGM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: BN JSGM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: BN JSGM.