HIV/AIDS Glossary

Eligibility Criteria

Synonym(s): Exclusion/Inclusion Criteria, Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Factors used to determine whether a person is eligible (inclusion criteria) or not eligible (exclusion criteria) to participate in a clinical trial. Eligibility criteria may include disease type and stage, other medical conditions, previous treatment history, age, and gender.

Related Term(s): Clinical Trial, Protocol

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