About the Authors

Scott G. Kitchen

skitchen@ucla.edu

Affiliation Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Bernard R. Levin

Affiliation Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Gregory Bristol

Affiliation Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Valerie Rezek

Affiliation Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Sohn Kim

Affiliation Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Christian Aguilera-Sandoval

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, The UCLA AIDS Institute, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Arumugam Balamurugan

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Otto O. Yang

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, The UCLA AIDS Institute, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jerome A. Zack

Affiliations Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, The UCLA AIDS Institute, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SGK JAZ. Performed the experiments: SGK BRL GB VR CAS AB SK. Analyzed the data: SGK BRL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SGK GB JAZ OOY. Wrote the paper: SGK. Designed quantitative PCR for plasma viral RNA: GB.