I’m Still Here 2nd edition-The History, Testimony, Education, Outcomes, and Strengths of People Living with HIV/AIDS & STDs

ABOUT Venus Perez

Venus Perez
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 Institu More...


160 pages; quality trade paperback contains black and white illustrations and diagrams;  ISBN 978-0-9817268-6-1 available through Venus Perez Publications.  Educational, Self Help, Biography. Focusing on creating awareness in providing developmental materials

The year is 2010. We have come so far yet we are not quite there. Many lives were lost yet many still live. Many know the means of transmission, yet many neglect to follow it. Many of us live the fast life, looking for excitement, for success. We are constantly searching for that missing part that dwells deep inside, each one of us. For many of us, we are lost, broken, unloved, discriminated, depressed and angry. We are still in denial, shunned by society as lepers were years ago. We are individuals with HIV/AIDS. We are part of the world, and this society. Our lives have meaning, and each one of us can make a difference. I would like to take you on a journey, where you can experience the history, the struggles, trials and outcomes. Our testimonies, weaknesses, strengths, and our never ending hope for tomorrow.

By  James M. Leggat Jr. "Vamp12" (Atlanta, Georgia United States) - See all my reviews
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" - [...]

By  Terry Grand "Dr. Terry Grand" (North Hollywood, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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 emphasises 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.

By  K. CAHILL (Blue Bell, Pa) -
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.

Nicholas Snow
 Read about this extraordinary woman, Venus Perez, an HIV positive Latina on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS. You'll be glad you did! (Shouting out to The Red Ribbon Army, Mtv Staying Alive, UNAIDS and Unaids Hope.) Also check out the Song: "The Power To Be Strong" From ActionEqualsLife.com.
Deeply privileged—that’s a how I describe myself at having a single opportunity to interact with a spiritual superstar like Venus Perez (my words, not hers), let alone chronicle the lives of such extraordinary individuals on a regular basis in this column. And deeply privileged—that’s how you will f...


True story of what it's been like living with HIV for 20+ years, written by a survivor. Reader Rating

Posted March 8, 2010, 2:20 PM EST: Also, the detailed history of HIV/AIDS and how medical science, society and survivors progressed in their understanding of the disease, and is a testament to the power of the human spirit, defying all odds in the face of immense adversity.

Posted February 21, 2010, 10:16 PM EST: This book is a real book. It gives you the real scoop on this chronic disease. We need more author that can bear the truth.


insightfull look into the world of hiv Reader Rating 

Posted September 9, 2010, 12:44 PM EST: an inspiring look into one persons struggle inside the world of hiv/aids. venus perez turns personal tragedies into an ongoing journey of personal growth, and reaches out to grab it's readers,so that we can all overcome whatever life throws at us.i was personally effected by the realization that this epidemic is far from over and we are all at risk no matter what are background or lifestyle may be.


Putting an Authentic Face to the HIV/AIDS Cause and Offering a Solution Reader Rating 

Posted July 20, 2009, 1:18 PM EST: Not affraid to offer her experiences and her life lessons, Venus tells her story as a 20 plus year HIV/AIDS survivor. When I read this I realized Venus is the same as all of us. What happened to her could have happened to so many other people. Once you realize AIDS and STDs can happen to you, the facts and information she offers in the book come alive. The risks become real. The statics become alarming. All young adults and sexually active people should read this! Maybe it can change a few outcomes.

A must read for sexually active teenagers and adults!! Reader Rating 

Posted July 16, 2009, 10:17 AM EST: Ms. Perez has put on paper not only her experience as a Person Living With HIV (PLWH) but as a women and later an activist. She has shown in her book the history of HIV disease as well as other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Her personal story is inspiring for those infected, newly infected or affected. I beleive we all know someone who either in infected now or will be in their lifetime. Take the time to read this book, inform yourself and help others through the education you will gleen from it.