Robert Bailey

Professor of epidemiology


Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey has spent nearly two decades studying HIV prevention in Africa.

Bailey’s study of male circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya, found that medical circumcision dramatically reduces a man’s risk of acquiring HIV from an infected woman.

Following the results of the study, WHO and UNAIDS announced that male circumcision is a proven means of reducing HIV infections and should be implemented as an HIV prevention tool in countries with high HIV prevalence.

In 2007, Bailey’s research was cited by Time Magazine as the top medical discovery of the year.

Subject areas:

  • HIV transmission
  • Male circumcision
  • Global health

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