About the Authors

Ume L. Abbas, John W. Mellors
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Roy M. Anderson
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

abbasu@dom.pitt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Contributed to the development of the mathematical model: JM RA UA. Interpretation of findings: JM RA UA. Preparation of the manuscript: JM RA UA. Collated estimates of model variables: UA. Constructed and analyzed the model HIV-1 epidemics: UA. Wrote the manuscript: UA. Saw and approved the final version of the manuscript: JM RA UA.