New Bedford marked World Aids Day with a candlelight vigil last night outside City Hall.  Area residents living with AIDS or H-I-V  joined elected officials to support continued research, treatment and education. 

This year's theme is "Striving For Zero --- zero deaths from aids.  Connie Rocha-Mimoso of Seven Hills Behavioral Services says there's a good reason why people should support continued research....

Mayor Jon Mitchell read a proclamation supporting continued efforts to educate the public about AIDS and H-I-V.  A special proclamation was also presented to the family of the late Gerald Ribeiro, the founder of Treatment on Demand and a staunch advocate for aids education.

TSM