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Jennifer Hoy has over 30 years experience in HIV clinical research and patient care. She is the inaugural Professor Director of HIV Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne and established the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit at Fairfield Hospital prior to its move to The Alfred Hospital.

Professor Hoy has made significant contributions to the HIV research effort nationally and internationally. She has been Principal Investigator (PI) for over 200 clinical studies at the Alfred Hospital (Fairfeld Hospital) and has collaborated widely on investigator-initiated pathogenesis studies. Her main research interest is in the evaluation of the causes of co-morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV infection and the effect of Antiretroviral Therapy. Her current research interests include the comorbidities associated with Aging and HIV, in particular bone disease and cardiovascular disease, and the impact of residual immune activation and chronic inflammation.  Her other passion is ensuring the quality of care provided to PLHIV, and quality of life experienced by PLHIV.

She has mentored over 10 postgraduate students (MPH, PhD, postdoctoral fellows). Her research productivity is evidenced by over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and the editing/authorship of 8 books. She was a member of the Australian Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel for over 10 years, and has been a productive member of the international IAS-USA Antiretroviral Guidelines panel since 2012.


Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1995


Award Date: 1 Dec 1977

External positions

Director HIV Medicine, Alfred Health

1 Oct 2007 → …

Research area keywords

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Aging
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular disease

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Research Output

Association of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis With Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Individuals at High Risk of HIV Infection

Traeger, M. W., Cornelisse, V. J., Asselin, J., Price, B., Roth, N. J., Willcox, J., Tee, B. K., Fairley, C. K., Chang, C. C., Armishaw, J., Vujovic, O., Penn, M., Cundill, P., Forgan-Smith, G., Gall, J., Pickett, C., Lal, L., Mak, A., Spelman, T. D., Nguyen, L. & 12 others, Murphy, D. A., Ryan, K. E., El-Hayek, C., West, M., Ruth, S., Batrouney, C., Lockwood, J. T., Hoy, J. F., Hellard, M. E., Stoové, M. A., Wright, E. J. & PrEPX study team, 9 Apr 2019, In : JAMA. 321, 14, p. 1380-1390 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

49 Citations (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)

HIV disease, metabolic dysfunction and atherosclerosis: A three year prospective study

Low, H., Hoang, A., Pushkarsky, T., Dubrovsky, L., Dewar, E., Yacovo, M. S. D., Mukhamedova, N., Cheng, L., Downs, C., Simon, G., Saumoy, M., Hill, A. F., Fitzgerald, M. L., Nestel, P., Dart, A., Hoy, J., Bukrinsky, M. & Sviridov, D., 1 Apr 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 4, 19 p., e0215620.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

How monocytes contribute to increased risk of atherosclerosis in virologically-suppressed HIV-positive individuals receiving combination antiretroviral therapy

Jaworowski, A., Hearps, A. C., Angelovich, T. A. & Hoy, J. F., 11 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 10, JUN, 14 p., 1378.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence, Clearance, and Persistence of Anal Human Papillomavirus in Men Who Have Sex With Men Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Implications for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Ong, J. J., Walker, S., Grulich, A., Hoy, J., Read, T. R. H., Bradshaw, C., Chen, M., Garland, S. M., Cornall, A., Hillman, R., Templeton, D. J., Hocking, J., Eu, B., Tee, B. K., Chow, E. P. F. & Fairley, C. K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 46, 4, p. 229-233 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


Allen Yung Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases Teaching in Victoria

Hoy, Jennifer (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Thorne Harbour Health Special Service Award

Hoy, Jennifer (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

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Jennifer Hoy


1 Media contribution

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