Well, I don’t know that peasant is quite on target. ;-) But thanks!
When I first started writing about HIV on Quora more than a year ago, I’d been away from the field of HIV education for many years. More than a decade.
It amazes me how much had changed in those years, and how much I had to learn to get up to speed.
There’s a lot to know!
The typical layman faces a lot of challenges when it comes to learning about HIV.
Various public health agencies have different sensitivities to legal liability, for one thing. That can impede clear talk.
The US CDC will make some very plain statements up front, for example, in their educational material, but then they’ll fill the rest of the article with disclaimers their lawyers tell them to publish.
So, things can be confusing.
It takes a lot of research and work to dig through volumes of information.
The information people need is not necessarily low-hanging fruit.
So I wouldn’t call anyone a peasant because they’re not up to date.