C. Chaves1, A. Pereira2, R. Martins3, P. Nelas3, E. Coutinho3, M. Ferreira3

1Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (PORTUGAL)
2Science Education Department from University of Aveiro (PORTUGAL)
3Study Center in Education, Technology and Health (CI&DETS), Superior Health School, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (PORTUGAL)
Several studies indicate that HIV/AIDS is the fundamental cause of sickness and death, hitting preferably young adults, with a significant increase over the years. So we want to understand in which way formation and the need of the same in higher education, takes to knowledge level increase, risk factors decrease and HIV/AIDS prevention increase.
The aim of the study is increase the knowledge level about AIDS on Higher Education.
In order to answer the following questions: “There is significant effect of formation on HIV/AIDS in changing knowledge and if there are significant differences between the experimental group and the control group”, we produced a quantitative, action/intervention study, with a sample of 99 students from the Superior Health School of Viseu. These data were processed with support of the program SPSS for Windows version 16.
Highlights of the results are empirical confirmation that after formation there is a knowledge increase on the subject in the experimental group with a very significant statistical level.