People already alluding to the “mystery” of Bernie Macs’ death. He was relatively young and black. Does that mean it has to be HIV? Foul, is what it is, when people aren’t careful with what they say. Whether or not it was HIV is one thing. Assuming it was is another. Beware of stereotypes. Official statement at this time is that it was a result of a treatment for Sarcoidosis.

What Is Sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis (sar”koi-do’sis) involves inflammation that produces tiny lumps of cells in various organs in your body. The lumps are called granulomas (gran”u-lo’mahs) because they look like grains of sugar or sand. They are very small and can be seen only with a microscope.

These tiny granulomas can grow and clump together, making many large and small groups of lumps. If many granulomas form in an organ, they can affect how the organ works. This can cause symptoms of sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis can occur in almost any part of your body, although it usually affects some organs more than others.