About the Authors

Janet M. Turan
Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Janet M. Turan, Rachel L. Steinfeld, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Meghan Woods, Craig R. Cohen
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Maricianah Onono, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Jeremy Penner
Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Starley B. Shade
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Sierra Washington
Department of OBGYN and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Reson Marima
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Marta L. Ackers
Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

jmturan@uab.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMT CRC EB SW SS MA RM JP DM. Performed the experiments: MO RS MW. Analyzed the data: JMT SS. Wrote the paper: JMT MO RS MW. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JMT RS MW MO CRC EB SW SS MA RM JP DM.