Real? Or fake?
Edit: Altered post to provide link to image instead of inline image
DEFINITELY a fake! Medical certificates do not have clear and unambiguous English like the one in the photo. You have to be a doctor to be able to read and understand the jargon to know whether one has the virus. Same for the STDs mentioned in the certificate.
Also, it is rare that the date of birth would ever be written in full like it is in the photo. Usually it would be printed from a data base and in an abbreviated format without any comma in the date.
... Not to mention that if it is real, you violate the law by sharing it.
Not only does it supposedly divulge private medical information (which is kept private specifically to prevent things like this), but it also has his Social security number on it!
i wish it is fake...
Moderators please feel free to remove the link if it is in violation of any rules or laws. However the image was posted by somebody else on a public website, so it's already available for anyone to see. I just linked to it. If it was a problem, the website that hosts it would have taken it down, right?
Anyway, the rumors currently making the rounds say that this could be the reason why Steve Jobs is taking six months off.
But more likely it was a prank by someone at the SxCheck office with too much free time.
Just because somebody else did it first doesn't make it legal, and perhaps where you saw it was hosted in a country out of the jurisdiction of these laws. Even if it is legal, it is still quite immoral: how would you like it if somebody spread the story all over the internet of how you had HIV?
Not only am I 99.957% sure that it is fake, even if it wasn't, part of my job is to ensure that a 'Mr Bondings' doesn't get sued or sent to jail as a result of what is posted here.
Another issue like ocalhoun brought up, is that Frihost generally isn't a place for such rumours. No-one here is properly medically trained, the source hasn't come first-hand etc. This kind of gossip is really just nasty, spreading hurtful rumours about a particular person which also significantly affects a company (Apple shares have/are dropped/ing).
Another reason for the below closing is jealousy. I didn't see any topics about my illnesses (I recently had a cold and now have chesty cough!).