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December 19, 2011

2011 Strangest Stories

by POZ Staff

Here are the 20 strangest news stories on poz.com in 2011 as selected by the editors of POZ (items are not ranked, but placed in chronological order):

Cook Islands Contemplates Its First HIV Case

Posted: January 13

HIV Meds in “Whoonga” Drug Craze Debunked
Posted: February 17

Malaysian Police Recover 700,000 Condoms Worth $1.5M

Posted: March 22

Reports of HIV Motive for South African Ax Murders Are False
Posted: April 1

HIV-Positive Man First Egyptian to Disclose Publicly
Posted: June 14

Tracy Morgan Credits Father’s AIDS Death With Learning About Homophobia

Posted: June 15

HIV Fear After Man Urinates in Oregon Reservoir
Posted: June 21

Philippines Warns Geckos Are Not an HIV Cure
Posted: July 20

MTV Not Responsible for HIV, STIs on Real World

Posted: August 8

Makers of Goat Blood HIV Drug Cheat Investors of $20M
Posted: August 19

Judge Cleared of Misconduct for Handing Out Condoms in Acorns
Posted: August 26

Brazilian Doctor Diverts Burglars With Wall of HIV-Tainted Needles
Posted: August 26

Canada Warns Semen Acquired Online May Have HIV

Posted: August 31

HIV Used in Experimental Treatment to Cure Leukemia
Posted: September 14

Gamers Map HIV Protein Protease in Only Three Weeks
Posted: September 21

Sir Elton John Sues Banker for $1M Unpaid AIDS Pledge

Posted: September 28

Fish Pedicures Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Hepatitis C

Posted: October 18

Spread of HIV Traced to 3 Chimp Hunters in Africa Circa 1921

Posted: October 20

HIV-Positive Man in U.S. Diagnosed With Leprosy
Posted: October 25

NY Judge Rejects Defamation Suit by AIDS Denialist

Posted: November 16

Check out all of our 2011 lists:

2011 Most Momentous Moments

2011 Most Heartwarming Stories

2011 Most Horrifying Stories

2011 Strangest Stories

2011 Top Newsfeed Stories

2011 Top Treatment Stories

2011 Top Blog Entries

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