Peginterferon plus ribavirin for 24 weeks is the recommended treatment, for previously untreated patients infected by genotype 2 or 3 hepatitis C virus. We report 2 patients with genotype 3 and 2a, with a sustained virological response, after bitherapy with interferon plus ribavirin with 16 and 14 weeks respectively. Thus in selected patients having genotype 2 or 3, and other predictive factors of a sustained virological response, shorter bitherapy could be enough and improve the effectiveness/tolerance ratio.