About the Authors

Hamish McManus

hmcmanus@kirby.unsw.edu.au

Affiliation The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Catherine C. O'Connor

Affiliations RPA Sexual Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, South Western Clinical School, UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Central Clinical School, Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mark Boyd

Affiliation The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer Broom

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Darren Russell

Affiliation Cairns Sexual Health Service, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Kerrie Watson

Affiliation The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Norman Roth

Affiliation Prahran Market Clinic, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Phillip J. Read

Affiliation Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Kathy Petoumenos

Affiliation The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Matthew G. Law

Membership of the Australian HIV Observational Database is provided in the Acknowledgments.

Affiliation The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Competing Interests

Matthew Law has received research grants, consultancy and/or travel grants from: Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen-Cilag; Johnson & Johnson; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Pfizer; Roche; and CSL Ltd. Mark Boyd has been a board member for Merck and BMS received research grants, consultancy and/or travel grants from: Merck Sharp & Dohme; Abbott; Gilead; Janssen-Cilag; and from Boehringer Ingelheim. Darren Russell has received research grants, consultancy and/or travel grants from: Janssen-Cilag; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Abbott; and Gilead. Norman Roth has received research grants, consultancy and/or travel grants from Boehringer Ingelheim; ViiV; Merck Sharp & Dohme; and Janssen-Cilag. This does not alter the authors‚ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HM KP MGL CCO MB PJR NR KW JB DR. Analyzed the data: HM. Wrote the paper: HM KP MGL CCO MB PJR NR KW JB DR.