HIV gingivitis is an inflammatory gum disease that arises in people suffering from HIV. People who suffer from HIV are more likely to develop HIV gingivitis than those who don’t. Due to their decreased immune system, people with HIV are at more risk of developing a wide range of infections and diseases, including ones in the mouth like cold sores, thrush, tooth decay, and oral warts. Some of these diseases are common only to people who have HIV, however, anyone can develop gingivitis. It is recommended to get your teeth checked up and cleaned biannually to prevent this gum disease to develop.