Welcome to the forum, Sad. The treatment name is peginterferon. I have not taken this treatment, but expect to have some form of treatment for my chronic active hep C, once I get past necessary surgery. I do know that the treatment is said to be "rough." Most people do have a hard time with it--nausea and vomiting, extreme weakness and fatigue--which renders them unable to work or go to school. Of course, everyone is different and has different responses. Some people go through the treatment with little problem, while others do get quite sick. When discussing future treatment for myself, I told my hepatologist it's a good thing I no longer have to work, and she agreed. You can Google hepatitis C treatment and find more information that way.