Data indicate that only five percent of the population has been official tested for the virus.
The appeal comes from Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Cherrie -Ann Crichlow Cockburn.
She was speaking during Monday’s World AIDS Day commemoration event on the Brian Lara Promenade, Port of Spain.
Minister Crichlow Cockburn insisted it critical that more citizens get tested and know their HIV \AIDS status.
The Minister also admitted that there is need for intensified effort and action in the fight the virus.
Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Cherrie -Ann Crichlow Cockburn.