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# HIV HEROES

in one long nightshift.

in one long nightshift. We will be eternally grateful to him for his heroic act. Finding donors The third and trickiest task would be to find three people who would be willing to donate their HIV-positive blood to help our campaign. What made our job even harder was that our potential candidates had to be as different from each other as possible, meaning we had to find someone who dealt openly with the condition and could show the world how that’s done, but also someone who found this hard to do and could show the world why openness continues to be such a challenge. Into an unknown future: postscript Today it’s April 9th 2015, and we’ve found our donors. Tomorrow they’ll put their blood at the disposal of the medical faculty at the University of Innsbruck. In our #HIVHEROES Edition, which will head to print in four days, you’ll be able to find out all about who they are and what they do. While I’m typing these last lines into my computer, next door our Chief Editor is sitting in his office full of vim. When you, dear readers, are holding this VANGARD- IST issue in your hands, we’ll already know whether we’ve achieved our goal or if all hell has broken loose. Or, who knows, maybe both will happen at the same time. You have to overcome your fears to deem yourself brave—because anything else would be nothing but foolhardy. So long...