About the Authors

Douglas S. Krakower

dkrakowe@bidmc.harvard.edu

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, The Fenway Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Catherine E. Oldenburg

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jennifer A. Mitty

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ira B. Wilson

Affiliation Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Ann E. Kurth

Affiliation New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Kevin M. Maloney

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States of America

Donna Gallagher

Affiliation New England AIDS Education and Training Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Kenneth H. Mayer

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, The Fenway Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

Dr. Krakower and Dr. Mayer have conducted research with unrestricted grants from Gilead Sciences (DSK and KHM) and Merck (KHM). This study was partly funded by a Virology Fellows Research Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DSK JAM IBW AEK KM DG KHM. Performed the experiments: DSK KM DG KHM. Analyzed the data: DSK CEO KM KHM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DSK CEO KM DG. Wrote the paper: DSK CEO JAM IBW AEK KM DG KHM.