SEATTLE -- Warning that thousands more people could end up homeless and dying on the streets, Dr. June Osborn, chairwoman of the National Commission on AIDS, said the campaign against acquired immune deficiency syndrome must be stepped up immediately.
"We have done a terrible job combating this epidemic, and we should be ashamed," she said. "In particular, we need better housing and more in-home care for people with AIDS. If we wait until they need hospitalization, the nation will go broke, and thousands will end up on the streets dying."
Ms. Osborn, dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, made her comments at a news conference in Seattle yesterday before the dedication of the Bailey-Boushay House, the country's only residential facility designed specifically to treat AIDS patients.