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Steve Jobs Died Of HIV: Facts To Know

Steve Jobs Died Of HIV: Facts To Know
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Steve Jobs Died Of HIV: Facts To Know

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Photographs of Steve Jobs’ medical records showing he was infected with HIV dating back to 2004 are making the rounds on the internet.

Images of the medical records of Jobs, the former Apple, Inc. founder, are in the WikiLeaks file system. They tweeted a link of the “purported Steve Jobs medical files,” which leads to a torrent file containing the records.

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Steve Jobs: Apple, Inc founder infected with HIV?

According to SuperStation95, which was able to obtain the photographs of the records, the pictures include that of a form and a document of a blood test result from SX Check. The latter reveals a PCR blood test result that shows that the former entrepreneur was infected with HIV on September 1, 2004.

As reported by the Watch Towers, the website for SX Check was not launched until 2006. Nevertheless, its parent company, Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, has been in existence since 1980s.

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Steve Jobs: Pictures ‘should not be taken at face value,’ WikiLeaks notes

While the website noted that the results are a “re-issue of earlier tests” associated with the parent company, it also said that a “close inspection of the second image reveals that Mr. Jobs personal details are slightly misaligned and do not follow the perspective of the surrounding text.”

WikiLeaks, citing “contradictory dates,” “possible evidence of forgery,” and “strong motivations of fabrication,” said that the pictures “should not be taken at face value.” Similarly, Gawker refers to the pictures as “obvious fakes.”

The aforementioned release of WikiLeaks’ report dates back on January 2009. The report can be seen here.

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