Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been sick. Someone suggested that the nature of the disease cannot be disclosed. Since then the social media is buzzing with the rumor that Pervez Musharraf has Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). People are even circulating photos showing Pervez Musharraf with young busty women--the insinuation being that with so many different sex partners the ex-General was bound to get AIDS.
No, General (retired) Pervez Musharraf does not have AIDS.
He is suffering from Amyloidosis, a rare disease that progressively gets worse.
According to the Mayo Clinic
"Amyloidosis (am-uh-loi-DO-sis) is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ.
Amyloidosis can affect different organs in different people, and there are different types of amyloid. Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract. Severe amyloidosis can lead to life-threatening organ failure.
There's no cure for amyloidosis. But treatments can help you manage your symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein."
[ Photo, courtesy of Pervez Musharraf twitter account.]