About the Authors

Carmen H. Logie

Affiliation Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LLana James

Affiliation Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wangari Tharao

Affiliation Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mona R. Loutfy

mona.loutfy@wchospital.ca

Affiliation Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

LJ was the Research Coordinator of the study and the data cited in the article submitted to PLoS. LJ was financially compensated for that role. The study received funds from CIHR and the Ontario AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (they did not provide input or participate in the study or data analysis in any manner). The community- based agency, Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre (WHIWH) housed the study, administered the funds and all related contracts. LJ was paid by WHIWH as per the contract agreement. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CHL LJ WT MLR. Analyzed the data: CHL LJ WT MLR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CHL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CHL LJ WT MLR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CHL LJ WT MLR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CHL LJ WT MLR.