About the Authors

Morna Cornell, Michael Schomaker, Leigh F. Johnson, Matthias Egger, Andrew Boulle, Landon Myer
Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Research, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Daniela Belen Garone
Médecins sans Frontières, Cape Town, South Africa

Janet Giddy
McCord Hospital, Durban, South Africa

Christopher J. Hoffmann
Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Richard Lessells
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa

Mhairi Maskew
Health Economics & Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Hans Prozesky
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Robin Wood
The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Matthias Egger
Division of International and Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC LM AB. Analyzed the data: MC LFJ. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MC LM AB MS ME DBG JG CJH RL LFJ. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MC MS DBG JG CJH RL MM HP RW LFJ ME AB LM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: MC MS DBG JG CJH RL MM HP RW LFJ ME AB LM. Enrolled patients: DBG JG CJH RL MM HP RW. Statistical support: MS LFJ.