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- ItemACCESS AND UTILISATION OF HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PREVENTION OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AMONG TRUCK DRIVERS IN MARABAR JOS AND TAFA STATIONS IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA(2021) ABUBAKAR, Sirajo DanzangiThe study examined the Sexual Health Information Access for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Truck Drivers in Marabar Jos and Tafa Stations in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Five (5) research objectives were formulated in line with five (5) research questions on: Types of Sexual Health Information the truck drivers in Marabar Jos and Tafa Stations in Kaduna State, Nigeria receive for prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sources of Sexual Health Information the truck drivers in Marabar Jos and Tafa Stations in Kaduna State, Nigeria use for prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and medium through which the truck drivers in Marabar Jos and Tafa Stations in Kaduna State, Nigeria access Sexual Health Information for prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases The research methodology adopted for the study was quantitative research methodology using a survey research design, the total population of the study comprised 75000 long-journey truck drivers plying Nigerian roads from which a sample of 382 truck drivers were drawn. Simple random sampling technique was used. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The study found out that truck drivers receive Information on effective condom use, Information on the dangers of STDs, Information on mode of transmission and Information on causes of STDs. Radio, Television, Friends, Internet, Handsets, Newspapers, Billboards, and Mobilizations were the sources they use. Watching Television, discussion with Friends, browsing the Internet and Handsets were the medium through which they access information. Only few access the information by reading Newspapers, Billboards, and attending Mobilizations campaigns on health-related issues. It was concluded that if Sexual Health Information is made available, accessible and disseminated to truck drivers, it will help in reducing the menace of sexually transmitted diseases in our societies. It was recommended that more sexual Sexual Health Information should be made available for truck drivers to use. More Sexual Health Information sources should be provided and made accessible for truckers to use. Truckers should also be taught on how internet and handsets should be accessed effectively.