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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Miami, Baton Rouge and New Orleans have the three highest HIV/AIDS of metropolitan areas around the country. The disease has hit the African-American communities hardest in all three cities. New Orleans ranks third, Baton Rouge second and Miami, first. The Black AIDS Institute and the Louisiana Office of Public Health has responded to the alarming figures by creating the Test 1 Million Louisiana tour which recently ended at the ESSENCE Music Festival.