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

HIV Deaths in New York City Fell Below 1,000 in 2009
Posted: January 4

HIV-Positive Florida Prisoner Gets Medical Release
Posted: January 6

Obama Grants Hospital Visitation Rights to LGBT People
Posted: January 25

Temporary Fix for Florida ADAP Helps 6,000 People
Posted: February 3

San Francisco High School Senior Class Gets Tested for HIV

Posted: February 8

United Church of Christ Launches HIV Prevention Curriculum
Posted: March 9

Justice Department Reviews HIV Discrimination in Trade Schools
Posted: March 22

Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction to Benefit AIDS Groups
Posted: March 25

More U.S. Doctors Going to Africa to Fight HIV
Posted: April 5

Landlords Can’t Evict HIV-Positive Tenant, Support Dog
Posted: April 6

More U.S. Families Adopting HIV-Positive Kids
Posted: April 8

Florida Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of HIV-Positive Woman
Posted: July 22

22 HIV-Positive Children Are Back at School in India

Posted: August 19

HIV-Positive Chinese AIDS Activist Released From Prison

Posted: August 31

Libya Will Open All Files From Bulgarian HIV Trial
Posted: September 9

TSA to Review Guidelines for HIV-Positive Job Applicants
Posted: October 25

Suit Seeks End to Segregation of HIV-Positive Alabama Inmates
Posted: October 26

Volunteer Positive Assembles First Group of Volunteers
Posted: November 16

Activists to Protest on World AIDS Day at Occupy Wall Street
Posted: November 30

Michigan Man in HIV Bioterrorism Case Released From Probation
Posted: December 7

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

2011 Most Commented Stories