United Healthcare discriminates against vulnerable populations by denying PrEP access

Project Inform joined many other partners including the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to demand United Healthcare halt their practices and policies that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

Earlier this year, United Health Care began to send members letters denying access to Truvada prescribed for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP. The reason for denial? According to the letter, shown in full below or click here to view, it was because the consumer was “taking this medication for High risk homosexual sexual behavior”. PrEP is a critical advancement in HIV prevention. UHC’s practices requiring members to receive PrEP through mail order pharmacies and denying PrEP without justification is not only discriminatory and dangerous – they are also illegal.