The History, Testimony, Education, Outcomes and Strengths of people living with HIV/AIDS & STD’s. 160 pages; price $16.95 quality trade paperback contains black and white illustrations and diagrams; ISBN 978-0-9817268-6-1 Educational, Self Help, Biography. Focusing on creating awareness in providing developmental materials. Chapters consist of:· Chapters consist of:· Testimony Myself · HIV/AIDS Nutrition · Snapshots of HIV/AIDS · What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! (STD’s and You) (new updates)· HIV/AIDS & STD’s Prevention (new chapter) · Achieving Your Goals & Learning to Teach Others · Points of Reference & Disclaimer
5.0 out of 5 stars Venus is a HERO!, June 29, 2010 By James M. Leggat Jr. “Vamp12” (Atlanta, Georgia United States) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: I’m Still Here 2nd Edition-The History, Testimony, Education, Outcomes and Strengths of people living with HIV/AIDS & STD’s (Paperback) A Must for any one who cares about the pandemic we call HIV/AIDs – Whether stateside or abroad, this true story of courage and of hope is a tremendous tool for uplifting yourself, if like me you too are a person living with HIV/AIDs, or for those affected by it via a friend, family member or partner. This Ordinary Miracle shares the ups, the downs and the candid realities so often overlooked in today’s often over simplified picture of what HIV/AIDs is all about. Venus is a HERO! We are most happy to recommend this book to any and all we encounter in our work at “James’ House” – […] –Barnes & Noble
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most informative books about prevention and education about HIV/AIDS written by a courageous woman., March 2, 2010 By Terry Grand “Dr. Terry Grand” (North Hollywood, CA United States) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: I’m Still Here 2nd Edition-The History, Testimony, Education, Outcomes and Strengths of people living with HIV/AIDS & STD’s (Paperback) I am a physician in the HIV/AIDS field and I found this book to not only be informative but very inspiring. It relates to the stories I have heard from many of the HIV/AIDS woman I have come in contact with. This book emphazises prevention and the steps one must take to protect themselves. It is a must reading for all persons that have been newly diagnosed, and a must reading for everyone that may in their lifetime have unprotected sex or use IV drugs. Cudos to Venus for having the courage to write this book reveling her life story. –Barnes & Noble
By K. CAHILL (Blue Bell, Pa) – (REAL NAME) This review is from: I’m Still Here 2nd Edition-The History, Testimony, Education, Outcomes and Strengths of people living with HIV/AIDS & STD’s (Paperback) Venus’ book makes this horrible crisis real to everybody. By telling her story first, she draws you in and allows you to realize this could have been you or somebody you know. You then view the rest of the book through her eyes. The facts become more real and more compelling. In her book, she is authentic and that makes all of the difference. Anyone can write a fact based book. But when those facts come from a 20 plus year survivor of HIV/AIDS, you are going to listen! Thank you for writing this Venus. –Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Venus Perez, a 23 year survivor of HIV/AIDS. An HIV/AIDS & STD Author, Advocate & Songwriter. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is of Hispanic heritage. She attended FDR High School and Kingsborough Community College. In expanding her education she attended Willsey Institute in 2001 for Nursing, Phlebotomy and EKG certification. She completed training HIV 500/501 and is presently a volunteer certified pre & post counselor and tester. She is a volunteer Program Director of The Place of Comfort and Executive Director of Easy Access Resource, Not-for-profit agencies assisting individuals who are medically frail in providing resource needs in crisis situations. She was an appointed member to the Orlando Eligible Metropolitan areas EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council and CFAP Consortia. Presently she speaks throughout the country and is a member of the CAAID-Corporate Achiever Awards for Individuals with Disabilities and a board member of James House. She is also a representative to the Seminole County community, a sponsor to the Children’s Miracle Network, International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, volunteer for the Coalition for the Homeless on Central Florida.