The Annual Ribbon of Hope celebration is set to be shown on the American gay TV network here! for the second year in a row.

The event, now in its 11th year, is aimed at celebrating those working in television as well as individuals who keep HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention at the forefront.

The ceremony is due to coincide with World AIDS Day on the 1st December.

This is the eleventh Ribbon of Hope celebration. Previous winners have included Sex and the City, The West Wing and E.R who have all won awards for including story lines about HIV/AIDS.

Paul Colichma, founder of here! said in a statement: “The significance of the Ribbon of Hope taking place on World AIDS Day once again presents an important opportunity to renew awareness while addressing the complacency that currently hampers HIV/AIDS education, prevention and treatment efforts around the world.

“In that vein, here! is honored to be partnering with the Television Academy, once again on this important event and thrilled to be able to make this celebration to here!’s nationwide audience and global online community.”