About the Authors

Sophia A. Hussen

sophia.ahmed.hussen@emory.edu

Affiliations Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Robert Stephenson

Affiliation Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Carlos del Rio

Affiliations Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Leo Wilton

Affiliation Department of Human Development, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Jermel Wallace

Affiliation Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Darrell Wheeler

Affiliation Graduate School of Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

for the HPTN 061 Protocol Team

Competing Interests

Rob Stephenson is an editor for this journal. There has been no presubmission communication about this manuscript. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: SAH RS CDR LW JW DW. Wrote the paper: SAH RS CDR LW JW DW. Conducted interviews: JW. Designed larger HPTN 061 qualitative study: LW DW. Helped to conceive qualitative analysis plan: SAH RS CDR LW JW DW.