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

“It’s Never Just HIV” Campaign Divides AIDS Activists

Posted: January 5

HIV-Positive Virginia Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

Posted: January 18

David Kato, Ugandan LGBT Activist, Beaten to Death
Posted: January 27

Brothers Indicted for HIV Fraud Top Health Care Fugitives
Posted: February 4

HIV Transmitted From Kidney Transplant in NYC
Posted: March 17

NYC Public School Principal Accused of AIDS Smear

Posted: March 25

June 5 Marks 30 Years of AIDS

Posted: June 5

27 Hate Murders in 2010 of LGBT, HIV-Affected People
Posted: July 21

Poor People Eating Cow Dung With HIV Meds in Swaziland
Posted: July 29

Canadian Court Rules HIV-Positive Man “Dangerous Offender”

Posted: August 3

DC Seeks $1M From Nightclub Renovated With HIV Funds

Posted: August 31

23 Children in India Test HIV Positive After Blood Transfusions
Posted: September 16

Young People Worldwide Know Less About Condoms
Posted: September 28

HIV Group Used Public Money to Trick Out Hummer
Posted: September 30

Man Found Guilty of Transmitting HIV Despite Informing Partner
Posted: October 17

U.K. Pastors’ HIV Prayer “Cure” Causes 3 Deaths
Posted: October 19

Hypochondriac Commits Suicide Believing She Had HIV
Posted: November 18

Penn. School Sued for Rejecting HIV-Positive Boy
Posted: December 1

Jury Convicts NYC Physician in HIV Medicaid Scam
Posted: December 9

HIV Stigma Among Gay Men Remains Widespread
Posted: December 9

UPDATE - Here’s one more posted after this list was compiled:

Congress Bans Federal Funding for Needle Exchange Programs
Posted: December 19

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