Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death in infectious diseases. Tuberculosis intervention "has saved over 43 million lives since 2000". Even though most cases of TB a be treated, death rates from TB are still high. More funds go into finding cures for AIDS/HIV than TB. The spending on researching TB is only $800,000 while the funding for AIDS/HIV research is about 8 billion dollars, about 10 times more than researching for TB. This difference is because HIV/AIDS mostly affects only poorer countries like Africa , while TB affects places like China and India, where they can fund themselves. The funding for both diseases should be equal, because TB is a curable disease and affects many in the poorer countries, which can "curb global deaths".