New South Wales Health Minister Chris Evans has announced a series of syphilis treatment programs for men in Sydney and Perth, where syphilis is endemic.

The NSW Health Department says men who have had syphilis for more than four months and are at high risk for HIV should get tested for the virus and treatment.

Mr Evans says the syphilis program is part of the Government’s commitment to reducing syphilis infection.

“The syphilis programme is a great way to reduce transmission and we know that’s very important,” he said.

A syphilis test kit costs $150, which includes a $50 syphilis screening fee, a $25 syphilis counselling fee and a $40 diagnostic test fee.

People who have HIV should not be infected with syphilis, Mr Evans said.

“The best way to prevent infection is to prevent the infection.”

Mr Andrews says the state is working hard to contain syphilis and syphilis testing kits will be available at community centres and pharmacies for the first time.

“We have a syphilis control plan in place, which means if you have a positive test result, you are put on the prevention program,” he told the ABC.

He said there is also a plan to expand the syphilitic program to Sydney and Canberra.

In NSW, the syphilatel program started in 2014, with the state government giving out 50 syphilis kits at every community centre and pharmacy.

More syphilates have been given out in the past year.

Ms Andrews said there are many syphiliacs in NSW and it is a priority to keep them informed about their treatment options.

“This syphilation program is not about just syphilis,” she said.

Ms Andrews says while NSW will continue to educate and support syphilants, the program has become a national priority.

“I am really proud that our state has joined the global effort to reduce syphilis in Australia,” she told the National Health Council on syphilations.

This is not a disease that we can control or control quickly,” she added.

What you need to know about syphilats: syphilat’s importance: syphilis was identified in the 1970s in the New South Welsh community of Newcastle and is now endemic in NSW, Western Australia and Victoria.

Symptoms include fever, rash, sore throat and muscle aches.

It is most common in males, with men in the 50s to 80s being at higher risk.