As reflected in the variation of the rates of infection between the low-income members of the society and the wealthy, it is evident that the people who earn low income cannot access quality care because it is expensive. Additionally, these groups of people tend to live in precarious conditions that subject them to a higher risk of developing the disease. However, factors such as being in jail or prison increase the risk because they exist rooms in which sometimes ventilation is not enough. Therefore, since it is an airborne disease, it is easy for an individual to acquire the disease if other prisoners have tuberculosis. Homelessness also increases the risk because an individual cannot access a clean and nice place in which he or she can live. As a result, the state of homelessness increases the vulnerability to infections such as HIV, habits such as substance abuse, and poverty. Already these risk factors increase the susceptibility to developing the symptoms of the disorder.Conclusion It is evident that tuberculosis is not only a challenge in the country but across the world. The healthcare system in the United States is aiming at completely ending the cases of tuberculosis by the current century. However, the plans seem unachievable due to the slow pace at which the government is implementing programs to end tuberculosis in the country. The disease is significant because it is increasing trouble in society by claiming many lives and leading to greater expenditure on health. The number of new cases reported annually is alarming because a greater percentage of the newly reported cases end up dying because of the condition. Moreover, risk factors include poverty, HIV infection, and homelessness, drug abuse, being in jail or prisons, and having undergone organ transplants, dialysis, and use of steroids. The condition is common among men, the poor, and individuals aged between 20 to 44 years old. Finally, the study proved that tuberculosis is common among the non-whites or “Pardo”.