About the Authors

Katia Giguère

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

katia.giguere.1@gmail.com

Affiliation Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Maliheh Vaziri

Roles Data curation, Validation

Affiliation Clinique médicale l’Actuel, Montréal, QC, Canada

Clément Olivier

Roles Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Clinique médicale l’Actuel, Montréal, QC, Canada

Louise Charest

Roles Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Clinique médicale l’Actuel, Montréal, QC, Canada

Jason Szabo

Roles Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Clinique médicale l’Actuel, Montréal, QC, Canada

Réjean Thomas

Roles Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Clinique médicale l’Actuel, Montréal, QC, Canada

Mathieu Maheu-Giroux

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

Competing Interests

I have read the journal’s policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: KG reports postdoctoral awardsfrom the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (176645), and the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network during the conduct of the study, and personal fees from UNAIDS, outside the submitted work; MMG’s research program is supported by a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Population Health Modeling, and grants from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and funding from UNAIDS and WHO, outside the submitted work. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and material.