January/February 2008 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 21 Number 1
THE BIG THREE
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
with a focus in this issue of the WMN on Tuberculosis
by Frank Hubbell, DO
We live in a world where poverty, pollution, and politics seem to rule the day, but the reality is that these are only part of the problem. One of the largest problems that confronts mankind on a daily basis is that of infectious disease, and the billions of lives affected by this almost invisible terror. In the world of infectious disease, the big three that account for much of the mortality and morbidity around the planet are malaria, tuberculosis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).