October issue of Latina Magazine profiles transgender activist

Alexa Rodriguez, originally from El Salvador, is a DC area HIV activist. Her road to activism included initial rejection, depression and discrimination both in her native country and in the United States. She shared her story with reporter Jane Bianchi in the pages of Latina Magazine, a nationally recognized publication that inspires Latinas in the United States with stories of successful and powerful women.

"I spend my days helping other trans Latinas with HIV. The key is teaching them not to focus on the negative. Some people see HIV as a curse and don’t know how they’ll survive. I tell them: You can do anything you want, no matter who you are," says Alexa Rodriguez at the end of the article.