METHODOLOGY: Exploratrio-description was about a research of character, qualitative boarding, using the method of bibliographical survey. The present study it was carried through during the month of May of 2011 for the academics of the Course of Nursing of the Regional University of the Cariri? URCA, Iguatu Campus, being elaborated from published pertinent literature in the electronic databases (LILACS, BIREME), beyond books and electronic magazines. They had been searched in 10 removed articles of the cited databases, being used the describers: Sexually Transmissible infection; Sexuality; Aged; Perception. The same it was classified in two stages, where the first one had intention to identify works that approached the thematic one, and in the second stage it was become fullfilled analysis and distribution of the research approaching the 0 variable chosen for the study: the knowledge of the aged ones concerning the AIDS; the perception of risks, vulnerability, transmission and prevention. ANALYSIS AND QUARREL OF THE DATA: The quality of life is basic so that the aged ones face the process of the aging of more pleasant and healthful form. The sexuality constitutes a way of quality of life that is essential for the satisfaction of the life of the aged ones.
To age does not mean to weaken, to be sad or assexuado. However, in our culture, diverse myths and social attitudes are attributed to the people with advanced age, mainly related to the sexuality, making it difficult the manifestation of this area in its lives (MOLETTA; OLIVEIRA, 2007). For Vicente (2005), in the third age the sexual desire does not disappear only the physical vitality of the aged o sexually hinders to be so active. The sexual activity starts to be more sensible, with a frequency and lesser intensity. The vaginal sex leaves of being the main source of pleasure and other forms of stimulation are appreciated. It is important to know that the aging does not compromise the sexuality necessarily, therefore the same one is not sinnima of act sexual, it involves much more of what the physical desire.